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Cancer during pregnancy

My mother passed away from breast cancer when she was 36, i was 14 at the time. Since i was 22 i have had yearly check ups and mri scans. Other than some cysts which I've been assured are normal everything has always come back clear. I am now 30 and pregnant, i have not been able to have my scan as the dye they use during it they will not give to pregnant women. I have heard that pregnancy can increase the risk of breast cancer i was wondering if this were true?  I have an appointment with my specialist but that is still a couple of months away and I'm a bit nervous...
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Well, from now on it will be Ultrasounds only for you. I'm not quite certain why in addition to having US and possibly a Mammogram (not reliable in younger women) or possibly Breast MRI you have been having Total MRI Scans. I would think you might have been tested for the BC Gene unless you know that your Mother was positive for this; then you would most likely be positive as well. Hormones would be the reason for any increase of risk during pregnancy and since your previous exams have been essentially negative I see no particular reason to stress over the next few months. I'm sure you have only had yearly exams up to this point and we're only talking about a total of 9 months here and don't forget that stress is NOT a good thing either. There have been many advances too in the past 17 years since your Mother passed so get busy with some positive thinking here and enjoy this pregnancy, OK ???  Regards .....
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Thank you for the information and reassurance. I don't usually stress too much about it at all as i know being monitored so regularly gives me a good chance of having it found early if anything ever does occur i think it may just be hormones that are causing me to be more anxious.  Thank you again
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