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Ask-the-Expert Online Conference

Question from Lindalou: When breast cancer does run in the family, are they the same types - lobular vs. ductal with similar factors?
Answers - Terri McHugh No, they do not have to be the same pathology and have the same hormone receptors.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference Breast Cancer Risk and Your Family featured Terri McHugh, D.O., and Carol Cherry, M.S.N., R.N., A.P.R.N., B.C. answering your questions about genetics and breast cancer, and how your family could be affected.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in March 2008.

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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