7 doctors weighed in:
Does breast cancer run in families?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: It does in about 15%
Hereditary breast cancer occurs approximately in about 15% of cases.
Majority of breast cancer occurs sporadically.

In brief: It does in about 15%
Hereditary breast cancer occurs approximately in about 15% of cases.
Majority of breast cancer occurs sporadically.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Having a family history does increase your risk.
Although the vast majority of women with breast cancer do not have a family history.

In brief: Yes
Having a family history does increase your risk.
Although the vast majority of women with breast cancer do not have a family history.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes.
It is estimated that10-15% of all breast cancer cases in the US are hereditary.
A simple blood test exists to see if someone has a genetic mutation responsible for many of these hereditary breast cancers. If someone has this mutation, they have as high as a 65% chance of getting breast ca in their lifetime. Their children have a 50:50 chance of inheriting this mutation.

In brief: Yes.
It is estimated that10-15% of all breast cancer cases in the US are hereditary.
A simple blood test exists to see if someone has a genetic mutation responsible for many of these hereditary breast cancers. If someone has this mutation, they have as high as a 65% chance of getting breast ca in their lifetime. Their children have a 50:50 chance of inheriting this mutation.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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