9 doctors weighed in:
Hereditary breast cancer treatment success rate as high as other forms?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Matched stage-for-stage, the response rate to treatment is no different for the hereditary or non-hereditary forms of breast cancer.
The main difference is the risk of developing a second breast cancer or ovarian cancer: this is why many women with brca+ breast cancer opt for "prophylactic" (preventive) bilateral mastectomy and oophorectomy (removal of ovaries).

In brief: Yes
Matched stage-for-stage, the response rate to treatment is no different for the hereditary or non-hereditary forms of breast cancer.
The main difference is the risk of developing a second breast cancer or ovarian cancer: this is why many women with brca+ breast cancer opt for "prophylactic" (preventive) bilateral mastectomy and oophorectomy (removal of ovaries).
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors