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Breast Cancer Survivors

Learn more about how HBOC affects members of specific populations.

Breast cancer risk management

Breast cancer survivors with a hereditary form of breast cancer have options for managing their risks for a second primary breast cancer. The most appropriate options depend on many considerations. In general there are three categories of risk management options which are discussed in more detail in their respective sections.

It is important to remember that none of the risk management options will eliminate all cancer risk. Some risk always remains, even with the surgical options.

Updated 12/30/2016

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