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A 36-year-old member asked:

are there certain types of breast cancer that are not hereditary?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Yes: Most breast cancers (85%) are not hereditary and occur in women with no family history of breast cancer. There is a 1 in 9 chance that a woman with no family history of breast cancer will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Majority are not: About 85% of breast cancer cases are sporadic and only miority - 10-15% are related to certain hereditary cancer syndrome/genetic mutation. Besides genetic predisposition, other risk factors for breast cancer include lifestyle, dietary - alcohol consumption, smoking, red meat, fat intake, hormonal risk, obesity, exposure to radiation etc.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Most: Most breast cancer is not hereditary. The vast majority of women with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.

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