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Am I At High Risk If Breast Cancer Is On My Fathers Side
+Risk but not High: The hereditary form of breast cancer may be passed on through your father's or mother's side of the family. Your risk is determined by the number of relatives affected and their age at diagnosis. There is a simple blood test to determine this called the braca analysis. We recommend testing the affected family member(s) first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
If my father himself had a male form of breast cancer, his mom and sister both also, do I have a high risk?
50:50: The pattern of breast cancer incidence in your family points towards the hereditary form of breast cancer. In general, we advise doing a braca analysis for one of the members of your family who had breast ca. If your father has the mutation, there is a 50% chance that you inherited this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 48 menopaused and suffering from symptoms. Am i at high risk if i take HRT knowing that I have 2 aunts diagnosed with breast cancer (at old age)?
Yes and No: Long term hrt does increase the risk of developing breast cancer. However the risk goes up by a small degree and that too only after prolonged use(5 or more years). Short term hrt is commonly used in those who have severe menopausal symptoms which may be debilitating. Go seek advice from your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast Cancer risk: factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being Caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to Diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral contraceptives, obesity, ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Demographics breast : The cancer is most common between ages 60-70. It is considered high risk if it shows at a young age group that's between 25-50. There are various other tumor characteristics we take into account for risk stratification besides age such as grade, nodal status, oncotype score, er/pr/her2 status, lvi, pni, ki67 index and family history is very imp which defines the risk of carrying brca mutations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm wondering what measures should be taken by a 40 year old woman at high risk for breast cancer?
Possibly: Cancer risk factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being Caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to Diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral contraceptives > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i tell me if I am at high risk for breast cancer but don't have it, would the surgery be completely out of pocket?
Good question: Depends on your insurance and what you consider "high risk". For example, a patient with a brca mutation usually can get preventative mastectomies covered. Your doc could consider sending you to a specialist in risk assessment who will estimate your cancer risk using one of several models. If the risk is high enough, it may justify the surgery. ...Read more
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