Re: Exposure to diagnostic radiation and risk of breast cancer among carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations: retrospective cohort study (GENE-RAD-RISK)
12 September 2012
This is interesting research. When I was in my late 30's I miscarried and a week or two later I had a baseline mammogram which appeared to be normal. A few months later a thickening appeared in one breast and shortly after that I was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time I wondered if having the mammogram so close to the miscariage, while my hormones were still adjusting, could have triggered the cancer. Now in my late 50's I recently learned that I carry the brca2 gene.....so I once again wonder if there could have been a connection.
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