Patient discussion about family cancer syndrome

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Q. ) Hello everyone…..breast cancer is genetic to my family as my mom had one surgery.

Hello everyone…..breast cancer is genetic to my family as my mom had one surgery. I know I am also on the risk but I am having migraine and I have been told that this reduces the impact of breast cancer….how come? Any clues?
A1You may not have inherited it from your mother. Your father's DNA matters just as much.
A2"It is too soon to make any judgments about a possible causal relationship" as it said in the article. but the study is a nice idea and should be investigated more.

here is an article about the study:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/06/health/webmd/main4579046.shtml
A3Yes it is indeed found through some study that a migraine reduces the chances of breast cancer. The reason given was that as high levels of estrogen are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer and women who suffer migraines appear to have low levels of the hormone, which may account for the reduction in breast cancer risk.
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