Ask Amy: Mom opposes cancer screening for girl, 19

  • Article by: AMY DICKINSON
  • Updated: December 4, 2013 - 1:42 PM

Dear Amy: I am a 19-year-old girl at high risk for breast cancer; it killed my paternal grandmother at age 35, and my maternal aunt was diagnosed at age 56. I want to have my genes screened so I can receive genetic counseling and decide whether a pre-emptive mastectomy would be a wise choice.

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