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Grandmother had breast cancer lived she didn't get young what are the odds of me getting breast cancer?Is it passed on by family?I don't smokeordrink

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Why do you ask?

A close relative with early breast cancer may prompt a genetic study.
Otherwise, stop second-guessing your odds. This isn't productive. Report any dominant breast mass to your physician without delay, and comply with your physician's other recommendations on screening. Best wishes.

In brief: Why do you ask?

A close relative with early breast cancer may prompt a genetic study.
Otherwise, stop second-guessing your odds. This isn't productive. Report any dominant breast mass to your physician without delay, and comply with your physician's other recommendations on screening. Best wishes.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Kimberly Heimer
Family Medicine

In brief: Breast cancer risk

Breast cancer in women under 25 is very rare.
A history of breast cancer in your mother or sister (1st degree relative) significantly increases your risk for breast cancer, especially if they are diagnosed at an early age (50 or younger). Breast cancer in your grandma is not as significant. Breast cancer screening with mammogram is recommended starting at age 40.

In brief: Breast cancer risk

Breast cancer in women under 25 is very rare.
A history of breast cancer in your mother or sister (1st degree relative) significantly increases your risk for breast cancer, especially if they are diagnosed at an early age (50 or younger). Breast cancer in your grandma is not as significant. Breast cancer screening with mammogram is recommended starting at age 40.
Dr. Kimberly Heimer
Dr. Kimberly Heimer
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