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Three generations of women looking at a new baby girl in the family

Most people who develop breast cancer have no family history of the disease, but that’s not always the case. A person’s family history, genetics, race, and ethnicity are all important risk factors that can contribute to an individual’s breast cancer risk.

When Jacob Bryson’s wife Rebecca felt a lump on his peck seven years ago, his doctor told him it was a benign cyst. At the time the 60-year-old father of two and grandfather decided to play it safe and have it removed.