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Should I have a mastectomy if breast cancer is in my family?

The answer to this question is quite complex. To get a good answer you need to talk to your physician and discuss your risk and the options you have to help alter that risk. If your doctor is unsure ask him for a referral to an oncologist that has a special interest in breast cancer.

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