What quantity of more likely am I to get breast cancer?

Breast cancer risk. I presume you are inquiring about the chances of getting breast cancer. The overall risk is1 in 8 women will get breast cancer. There are other factors to consider. Please see your pcp or ob/gyn to discuss these.

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Are people with big breasts more likely to get breast cancer?

Surprisingly not. It's a little tricky to sort this out as breast size correlates somewhat with obesity. The impact of size alone is not dramatic. Read more...
No. Individual breast size itself does not increase breast cancer risks, but in some studies overall obesity can increase breast cancer risks. Read more...

Are women with big boobs more likely to get breast cancer than women with medium or small ones?

Probably not. Research follows trends & statistics. Within this report from susang komen site is a listing of many trends being followed (parabens, dinking milk, breast size, etc.). Breast size has not been found to be associated with breast cancer risks. http://ww5.komen.org/breastcancer/factorsunderstudy.html. Read more...
Not necessarily. Size of the breast is not an important determinant of likelihood of developing breast cancer. Read more...

Is cancer hereditary? My maternal grandmother had breast cancer does it mean my mother is going to get it? How likely am I to get it?

Not always. Not always - but do keep an eye out for breast cancer at an earlier age. Read more...
Heredity. Heredity only accounts for about 15% of breast cancers. The standard risk of breast cancer of women in the us is about 12% in a lifetime. Having one family member with breast cancer does not mean all will get breast cancer. Have a yearly breast examination with your doctor after age 20, yearly mammogram after age 40, and have breast lumps evaluated by your doctor. Read more...
Increased risk. Having a family history of breast cancer does increase your risk, especially when they had it before menopause. You should speak to a genetic counselor to define your risk better for you. Read more...

Am I more likely to get breast cancer if my mom has it?

Yes. 10-15% of all breast cancers in the US are of the hereditary type. If your mother had the hereditary type, there is a 50% chance you may have inherited the same gene mutation. However, even if you inherit this mutation, the chance of you getting breast cancer is not 100%, but rather 60-70%. There is a simple blood test that your mother can take to determine this, called the BRCA test. Read more...
Perhaps. Having a family history of breast cancer does increase your risk, especially when they had it before menopause. Read more...

How likely can you get breast cancer if you have a family history?

Varies. Mutated brca1 and brca2 if inherited give you a very high lifetime chance for getting breast cancer, especially if you are a woman, but also applies to men. Beyond this, having a relative who's had it increases the risk somewhat, the more relatives and the closer the relationships the greater, but it's not striking. Simply keep up the usual watch for the disease and when caught early, cure's usual. Read more...

Is it true if you had a maternal aunt with breast cancer you are more likely to get it?

Yes. Which aunt does not matter; any close relative having had breast cancer suggests a genetic predisposition. Especially if it came on early, consider being checked for brca1/brca2. Read more...
True! Yes. Family history of breast cancer in second degree relatives increases the risk of breast cancer but only modestly. Family history in a first degree relative is a much stronger risk factor. In addition, if the family member is diagnosed younger age, the risk is higher than if he/she was diagnosed at older age. Read more...