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What might a doctor ask me to screen for breast cancer?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Many women fear talking to their doctor about breast cancer. In this video, Dr. Oz simulates a breast cancer screening dialogue between a patient and an OB/GYN.

 
There are a large number of things that your doctor may ask you to help evaluate your risk of developing breast cancer. These include, but are not limited to, your age, gender, medical history (including history of cancers), family history, what medications you have taken, and if you have or have had any concerning findings such as breast lumps or masses, nipple discharge, tenderness or skin lesions on your breast. 

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