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Breast Cancer/BRCA 2+ with second cancer


At age 48 I had breast cancer treated with lumpectomy, Chemo and radiation. Now, 17 years later at age 65, my recent MRI and needle biopsy found:  1.3 CMFN and 7 MM MASS diagnosed as tubular cancers with DCIS present/low grade.   3 years ago I learned I was BRCA2 positive and had my ovaries removed. Last week, a surgeon described this new breast cancer as slow growing, non life threatening and "almost like having no cancer at all". Why, then, does she recommend removing both breasts entirely instead of a lumpectomy?

Most probably because of your genetic disposition for ovarial cancer AND breast cancer. Since this disposition now also is verified by your second breast cancer I can hardly argue against your doctor nor do I want to! I do agree with your doctor! Be happy this one is not very dangerous! It could be different.....!
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Claes-Gustaf Nordquist, M.D.


I`m a doctor of medicine and a specialist in radiation therapy and medical oncology. I have long experience in diagnostics and treatment of breast tumours.


I'm a Doctor of Medicine and specialist in Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy educated & trained in Sweden. Now retired. Background in Radiation Therapy, Medical Oncology, Radiation Protection, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Gynecological Oncology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Cytology,Hematology and Internal Medicine. M.D. from the faculty of medicine, Royal Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Have also been an exchange student at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem Israel. Former medical consultant, Swedish National Board of Radiation Protection. Former Police Surgeon and Medical Examiner, Stockholm Police Department. Former Chief Medical Officer, The Royal Guards, The Royal Horse Guards and the Royal Household Brigade, Royal Swedish Army Medical Corps.You can also reach me on: I have no restrictions on the number of questions there.

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