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Who Is at High Risk for Breast Cancer?

Photo of a breast cancer survivor, her sister, and her auntIf you have a strong family history of breast cancer, you may have a high risk of getting breast cancer.

If you have a strong family history of breast cancer or inherited changes in your BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, you may have a high risk of getting breast cancer. You may also have a high risk for ovarian cancer. Talk to your doctor about ways of reducing your risk, including any physical and emotional side effects

It is important that you know your family history and talk to your doctor about how you can lower your risk. For more information about breast cancer prevention, visit Breast Cancer (PDQ): Prevention.

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