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If my dad's mom had breast cancer. Am i also at risk of getting breast cancer?

If my dad's mom had breast cancer. Am i also at risk of getting breast cancer?

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 more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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At 27, I had ovarian cancer and then a hysterectomy. Is HRT safe for me? My cancer was malignant dysgermanoma.

At 27, I had ovarian cancer and then a hysterectomy.  Is HRT safe for me?  My cancer was malignant dysgermanoma.

Yes: Before your ovaries were removed, they made hormones (hrt) so you should be fine using replacement after the surgery. That particular type of cancer should not be affected by replacement. A person with breast cancer, active blood clots, certain types of uterine cancer or undiagnosed vaginal bleeding should not use hrt. ...Read more

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How high are my risk of endometrial cancer. I am a breast cancer survivor of 6 yrs. Am on tamoxifen. My sister was diagnosed with endometrial cancer,?

How high are my risk of endometrial cancer. I am a breast cancer survivor of 6 yrs. Am on tamoxifen.  My sister was diagnosed with endometrial cancer,?

Very low: Endometrial cancer is rarely hereditary, so it is highly unlikely that you will have this problem due to the fact that your sister had it. Breast cancer is not associated with it either. Tamoxifen usage has some small increased risk for endometrial but it can be easily monitored with once yearly Ultrasound test of your uterus. Do tell us know if you have any problems ...Read more

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My mom has 3rd breast cancer recurrence but is brca1/2 negative. Am I high risk for breast cancer?

My mom has 3rd breast cancer recurrence but is brca1/2 negative. Am I high risk for breast cancer?

Yes you are: Breast cancer does have some hereditary tendency. So sisters and daughters of a breat cancer patients have a small increase in their risk for developing breast cancer. yet >90% of the time there is no relationship to such an occurrence. So you need to be vigilant but not worry much about it. Just learn about breast self examination and do annual mammograms beginning at age 40 yr. ...Read more

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Now that I have had thyroid cancer, am I more at risk of getting other cancers?

Now that I have had thyroid cancer, am I more at risk of getting other cancers?

No, you're not: Hi. Assuming you had papillary or follicular thyroid cancer, the answer is no. If you had a medullary thyroid cancer (much, much rarer), then maybe, but even then, a separate cancer is pretty unlikely. Without knowing your details, at face value, your odds are good. May your Thyrogen-stimulated thyroglobulin be ever undetectable! ...Read more

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What to do if I have had fibrocystic breast disease for years. I am now after menopause (age 77) is this a risk factor 4 breast cancer?

What to do if I have had fibrocystic breast disease for years. I am now after menopause (age 77) is this a risk factor 4 breast cancer?

It is not: If you had been given a diagnosis of atypical epithelial hyperplasia, sclerosing adenosis or one of its kin, your right might have been a bit higher. The question is really moot as hopefully you're doing self-exam and otherwise keeping up cancer surveillance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Mum had breast cancer and dad had lung cancer,both passed away.what are my chances?can I get a full body cancer check? I am clinically obese.

Mum had breast cancer and dad had lung cancer,both passed away.what are my chances?can I get a full body cancer check? I am clinically obese.

Scan not neede: Unless Mums breast Ca was genetically induced thru BRACA any development of breast Ca would be environmental and the issue resolved with mammography. Lung cancer, especially is related to smoking is not passed down in a familiar manner. Basic medical exam yearly should suffice to define need for specific scans. ...Read more

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If negative for brca gene, yet father had prostate cancer, is his daughter still at risk for breast cancer? I heard they were linked.

If negative for brca gene, yet father had prostate cancer, is his daughter still at risk for breast cancer? I heard they were linked.

Not elevated risk: In families who DO have a BRCA mutation, the breast and prostate cancers can be linked. However both are very common cancers, so they can be seen within families even if BRCA negative. The average lifetime risk of breast cancer for any given woman is 12.5%. You can do a search for the Gail Risk Model to get a little better idea of your own personal risk. ...Read more

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If I am a male and my mother had breast cancer, does that put me at higher risk for other cancers?

If I am a male and my mother had breast cancer, does that put me at higher risk for other cancers?

That is a good: ...question but hard to answer without more data. Most (8-9 out of 10) breast cancers are not related to an inherited trait so just based on statistics, the answer to your question is probably no. That said, there could be a high risk gene passed from your mother to you, especially if she had cancer at an early age or if there are many other family members afflicted. Also, certain families.... ...Read more

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Do I have breast cancer, risk if one grandma had it?

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Do I have breast cancer, risk if one grandma had it?

Family HX& breast CA: You will be at risk for developing breast cancer just like the rest of us. In order to have an increased risk due to family...You need two first degree relatives or family who has had ca at young age. Two first degree relatives is your mom and a sister...Not a grandma. Get your annual mammogram and do your self exams, see your md once a year :). ...Read more

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If my dad had polyps and his mother had oseohagus cancer am I at risk? I had erosions in duodenum 2012 but biopsie ok. Am I high risk for cancer?

If my dad had polyps and his mother had oseohagus cancer am I at risk? I had erosions in duodenum 2012 but biopsie ok. Am I high risk for cancer?

It depends: It depends on what types of polyps and esophagus cancer. There are rare syndromes that might cause both of these conditions, but most likely they have sporadically arisen in a non-genetically-related manner. ...Read more

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I am stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. 1 yr ago it spread to ovaries and i had hysterectomy. Do i stil need to have yearly papsmears.

I am stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. 1 yr ago it spread to ovaries and i had hysterectomy. Do i stil need to have yearly papsmears.

Technically no: I am terribly sorry about your situation. Given that your original diagnosis of breast cancer had nothing to do with hpv or related changes to the cervix, and assuming that you always had normal prior pap smears, then you do not need to have annual pap smears. Obviously, you need pelvic exams at whatever interval your doctor recommended, though. ...Read more

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Am I at higher risk for melanoma because I had basal cell skin cancer?

Am I at higher risk for melanoma because I had basal cell skin cancer?

Yes: You are more prone to skin cancer and should be checked although the increase in melanomas not statistically dramatic. ...Read more

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If I have had uterine cancer, am I more likely to have colon cancer?

If I have had uterine cancer, am I more likely to have colon cancer?

Not necessarily: You may have a higher risk of developing colon cancer if your uterine cancer was caused by a certain genetic mutation. This mutation causes a condition called hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc). Patients with this have about an 80% chance of getting colorectal cancer and about a 50% chance of uterine cancer over their lifetime. ...Read more

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I had one CT scan to check lymphadenopathy. Am i now at the higher risk of getting cancer?

I had one CT scan to check lymphadenopathy. Am i now at the higher risk of getting cancer?

No: Risk is related to accumulation of exposure. One would need many more scans to increase risk significant enough. ...Read more

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My sister had breast cancer in both breast am i a high risk for breast cancer?

My sister had breast cancer in both breast  am i a high risk for breast cancer?

High risk clinic: it is important that your sister get evaluated for the BRCA gene. I highly recommend that you find a high risk breast clinic at your local breast center to get evaluated for your race which may also include genetic testing. ...Read more

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Some of my Aunts had HNPCC 1 died colon cancer@ 34. I have no cancer yet and am 43 am I or my kids still @ higher risk of colon cancer?

Some of my Aunts had HNPCC 1 died colon cancer@ 34. I have no cancer yet and am 43 am I or my kids still @ higher risk of colon cancer?

Yes: With hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer or Lynch syndrome there is an autosomal dominant genetic condition associated with a high risk of colon cancer as well as other cancers including endometrial cancer ovary, stomach, small intestine, This is due to inherited mutations that impair DNA mismatch repair. Absence of malignancy now can result in cancers appearing later. ...Read more

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I don't have a family history of cancer but i was worried about whether I have colorectal cancer. So what are my chances of getting colorectal cancer?

I don't have a family history of cancer but i was worried about whether I have colorectal cancer. So what are my chances of getting colorectal cancer?

Under age: 50, about 4/100, 000. After age 50, it goes up sharply. Unless you have ulcerative colitis, multiple polyps, or any condition that increases your chances, you don't need to have a conlonscopy until age 50. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Intraductal Carcinoma (Definition)

Intraductal carcinoma is a noninvasive condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lining of a breast duct. The abnormal cells have not spread outside the duct to other ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

A cancer that begins in the female organs ...Read more