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Question from Kayaykaysc: What testing should I pursue if I have no symptoms, but a strong family history?
Answers - Lynn Hartmann In general we recommend seeing your physician or nurse practitioner every six months for a thorough examination, your own monthly breast self-exam, and an annual mammogram. Depending on the density of your breast tissue and the extent of your breast cancer risk, additional surveillance, such as a breast MRI, may be needed.

This Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Risk Reduction featured Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Lynn Hartmann answering your questions about breast cancer risk factors and ways to lower your risk.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in February 2006.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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