A 49-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

Is dcis breast cancer genetic?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Devon Webster
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
6
6 thanks

Have health concerns or questions and need access to a doctor? HealthTap has you covered.

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Varies: This can depend on your overall health, your surgical risks, timing of getting a surgeon consultation. Availability of the operating room, scheduling ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Not enough info: Disclaimer: I'm a geriatrician, not a (surgical) oncologist. However, as I work closely w/our elderly, I would heartily recommend reading its follow u ... Read More
3
3 comments
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Palafox
23 years experience in Breast Surgery
Maybe: It depends on the size of the area with DCIS and the patient's overall health. If the area of DCIS is large and palpable then I am worried that the ar ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
In one word unknown : Ductal carcinoma in situ dcis is simply the sleeping cancer cells inside the breast ducts, like a garden hose loaded with cancer cells safe if they ... Read More
2
2 thanks

Have health concerns or questions and need access to a doctor? HealthTap has you covered.

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month