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sherm80 posted:
my dad had breast cancer in his 70s, had radiation and took Tamoxifen, and that's all I know about his type of breast cancer. My question is should I be doing anything MORE, besides my annual mammo, to deal with this information??? I am 60 yrs old.
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rachael67 responded:
My guess would be based on what a female who has close family members having been diagnosed with bc would be told to do. (Tho we do have male bc patients come to this site, as you might imagine it isn't nearly as many as compared to females so I don't have their stories to go on.) For the most part, I would imagine that regular mammograms as well as regular check-ups (both on yourself and with a physician) would be sufficient.

Now, was your dad's breast cancer positive for the BRAC gene? I am not even sure that they do testing for such with males? I would definitely speak to not only your doctor but to someone at the American Cancer Society to research this area better.

I hope others who might have much more insight will chime in here. In the meantime, please know that we wish you the best and pray that the beast never comes near you!!

Blessings.
Rachael
Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly! Don't give up five minutes before the miracle!!


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