A 49-year-old member asked:
Is dcis breast cancer genetic?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Devon Webster answered
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
It can be: Dcis, the earliest form of breast cancer, can be associated with brca mutations. 13% of women under 50 diagnosed with dcis had a brca mutation in retrospective (looking backwards) studies. Women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer or dcis before age 50 should have genetic counseling. For more info: http://clincancerres.Aacrjournals.Org/content/13/14/4306.Full.
Answered on Nov 10, 2019
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