Are you worried about breast cancer?

United States
January 14, 2009 7:36am CST
When I was 19, my father had breast cancer and had to have a double mastectomy (I think I spelled that wrong). I learned that, when a father has breast cancer, their daughters have a 20% greater risk of contracting this disease. When I was 32, my mother had breast cancer and was able to resolve hers with a lumpectomy (I think I spelled that wrong, too) and radiation. Now I'm wondering if my odds are greater. My mother also had cancer when I was 11 (ovarian and cervical) and it was resolved with organ removal. I have myself screened, plus I do self-checks to be sure I'm healthy. Are you worried about breast cancer?
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@lovesummer (1162)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 09
yes. there is always risk and we don't know because nobody yet from our family that i know had this disease. you just remind me to be cautious. thank you.
• Canada
14 Jan 09
i had a recent panack for about one month i had an infection right beside the nipple. i had a sore and i was leaking puss. who knows what it was but they did a swab and nothing serious, i put cream on it now but it keeps comming back and the cream does get rid of it for a month or so at a time. yuck, i know this is gross but i thought i'd share anyway