What steps to take before BA with family history of breast cancer?
Byon 20 Apr 2013
Hi everyone, I have become OBSESSED with this site for the past couple months and have been reading about BA and TT's just about every day! I am 30 yrs old, 5'3", 117 lbs (though I'm trying to lose the last 7) and 34/26/36. Before my 4 amazing children, I was 110 and 36/24/34. I am working out to get back to that, but I just scheduled a consult with 2 Dr.'s here in Dallas for a BA and option for TT. My kids sucked the life out of my breasts, and my tummy won't go back down. I have a family history of breast cancer (Mom, Aunt, Grandma, Great Aunt, Great Grandma) and I have been scared and concerned about my chances of getting breast cancer as well. I am doing my first mammogram this month, as well as meeting my Mom's Oncologist to ask his options about if I should go through with the BA, and if he would recommend a full mastopexy to remove all breast tissue. I would prefer not to go that route, but I feel like I owe it to myself to listen to what he has to say. What have you done to prepare and take precautions with a family history like mine?