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Can I Have Chance Breast Cancer From My Mom
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
My great aunt had breast cancer and my grandma or mom don't have it. What are my chances of getting breast cancer?
not any different : Just like your mother and grandma, you have some risk yet you have high odds of never having a problem. But the only way to help yourself is to have a clinical breast examination by your physiican once yearly and have yearly mammograms starting at the age of 40.. I would also advise you to do monthly breast self exams tio look for any changes in the appearance of your breasts and how they feel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Today my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and her mother died from breast cancer. What are the chances of my sisters and i developing cancer?
C Genetic Counselor: Only 10-15% of breast cas are hereditary; your family history certainly raises the possibility, although it may still be coincidental. There is a simple blood test to identify the most common mutations (brca test). If your mom is brca (+), there is a 50% chance you could have inherited this as well. This is best sorted out w/a genetic counselor--your mom's cancer doctor can recommend one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my parents don't have cancer but my aunt died from tongue cancer, could it be hereditary to me and my sisters?
Probably not: Tonsil cancer doesn't tend to run in families though a propensity to react to certain viruses can, such as hpv. You probably would be a candidate for the hpv vaccine, and should ask your doctor if they recommend it for you. Otherwise avoid heavy drinking and smoking cigarettes, 2 known risk factors for tonsil/throat cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom died from colon cancer so did her mom. My mom's sister died frm breast cancer and brother died from lung cancer. How likely am i to get cancer?
Varies: You should see a genetic counselor who can look at your family tree and give you a better idea. The most worrisome possibility from what you have described is so far would be lynch syndrome, in which calling cancer (and others) run in families. You should definitely get a colonoscopy if you've not done so yet. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother passed away from breast cancer also had a cousin on my fathers side had both breast removed because of cancer I have been having swelling ?
High-risk specialist: Your family history is worrisome (especially if your mother and cousin were premenopausal or there are other family members with breast ovarian, uterine, prostate, or colon cancers). You might want to see a specialist. If you are found to be at increased genetic risk, you may need more aggressive screening with an mri. For very high risk patients preventative drugs or surgery may be suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Slight increase: If you are female without any other risk factors on average one in seven women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives, thus all women are at risk. While many do not think about it men can develop breast cancer as well but muh less frequently. Typically men have a family history or predisposed risk who end up developing breast cancer. First and second degree relatives increase risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
From what i know of no one in my family have died from cancer o breast cancer but i feel a pain underneath my breast should and I am 24 ?
My younger sister died of breast cancer at age 33. My mother recently died of cancer unknown primary. Is there a connection? What can I do to protect myself? I am convinced that i will die of cance
I am 35 years old. My mother's sister died of breast cancer years ago. Am i at risk of getting this disease? My doctorsaid that I have mass in my left breast. Please help.
Very common problem : I advise you to see a breast surgeon for evaluation of the lump found by your doctor. After examination+/- ultrasound+/-needle biopsy, this dr. Should be able to determine the cause of this lump. Btw-- having an aunt with breast cancer (esp after menopause) does not significantly change your cancer risk. Actually, most breast cancers are environmental, not hereditary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My grandmother an one of my aunts died from breast cancer and another aunt and uncle had it but beat it. I was wonder how at risk I am of getting it.
High risk: The baseline risk fro any woman to develop breast caner is 1 in 8. If one first degree relative has breast caner (mother, daughter, or sister) the risk becomes 1 in 3. With 2 second degree relatives ((aunts, grandmothers, etc) the risk is also 1 in 3. In the case you describe the risk should be about 1 in 3 for you to develop breast cancer. Detection is key to a good outcome - exams, mamms, ect. ...Read more
My dad's mom had breast cancer and now my mom had breast cancer. Even though I am not yet 40 should I have a mammogram?
Maybe: You should ask your doctor to refer you to a genetic counselor to evaluate your long term risk for breast cancer. Depending on your risk, there may be a role for genetic testing for genetic predisposition for breast cancer in your or your mother. In some cases, it makes sense to do annual breast mris, as they are more sensitive than mammography in younger women. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Do I have increased chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer if my mother and great grandmother both have/had it?
Increased: Although i think that it would be hard to say exactly what your risk would be , i think that most would agree that you are at increased risk based on the fact that your mom had it.Risks may be as low as 1.5x that of the normal population or as high as 80% if there is a genetic basis(eg, brca 1or 2). ...Read more
My great-grandmother, grandmother, and mom had breast cancer, and I'm scared I'm going to get it. What are my chances?
Higher risk: you definitely have a higher risk of developing breast cancer the good news is there is many ways of testing and preventing breast cancer now a days first your doctor can order genetic testing that can predict if you have the gene that could lead you to breast cancer and if that is the case there is many ways of prevention so do not let the fear stop you from seeking the truth good luck ...Read more
My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer (age 60). Does that increase my sister's risk of getting breast cancer?
If my dad passed away from cancer and my grandpa and my mom side has all sorts of cancer what is the odds i will get cancer?
Impossible : There are a thousand cancers. We would need the specifics here. ...Read more
Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more
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