Can estimate but. .. The gail model which is available on the nci website is a good way to assess "relative" risk but will not tell you if someone is going to get breast cancer. The majority of patients diagnosed don't have a family history. The number one risk factor is being female and having breast tissue. This is the reason for population screening via bse, cbe, & mammography.
The GALE model. If you google the gale model, you can input your age, number of pregnancies, family history etc. And it will give you the percent chance of you having breast cancer in the next 5 years and your lifetime risk of breast cancer.
No one on family has any type of cancer except one great aunt breast cancer @ 71 I am Ashkenazic Jew should I get brca test?
What will do with. The result? Given your family history, you are not likely to have BRCA gene. However, before getting tested, you need to ask yourself, what will you do with the results? Will you get bilateral mastectomy if it is positive? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
Hard to say. Because breast ca is so common, it is very likely that someone, e.g. You, has relatives with breast ca without having hereditary breast cancer. Less than 10% of breast cancers are hereditary. Unless you have 1st degree relatives with breast or ovarian cancer your lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 10. Most of that risk occurs much later in life.
Hereditary Breast CA. ~85% of all breast cancers are environmental in origin. Of the hereditary type, we know most about the brca mutations, which can be passed on in a maternal or paternal pattern. Ask your family members who had breast cancer if they were "brca tested". If they were and are brca+, I advise you to see a genetic counselor to understand your specific risks.
Counseling. You should speak with a genetic counselor to assess your risk and to perform genetic testing if appropriate.
From what I know of no one in my family have died from cancer o breast cancer but I feel a pain underneath my breast should and I am 24?
Unlikely.. You are unlikely to have breast cancer. If the pain persists, see a physician.
Breast pain. It's better to have it checked out. It could be pain from stomach called gerd, pleurisy or costochondritis. Take Aleve (naproxen) twice a day for 5 days with food. It will get better. I don't think it is from breast cancer.
Breast pain common. Breast pain and tenderness is very common and in most cases does not indicate cancer. Perform breast self exam each month. If you feel any abnormality or are concerned about the pain, please see your doctor.
Yes. Breast cancer in men is rare, but it happens. Men over 60 are more likely to get breast cancer. If you have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer or male breast cancer, you could have a brca mutation and should talk to your doctor about genetic testing. Men and women with a brca mutation have a higher chance of getting breast cancer and other cancers.
Male breast cancer. Yes, if many of women in your family have breast ca- there is risk that hereditary cancer may be in your family. You should talk to your family members- (better be direct family member) who are affected by breast cancer and have them checked for certain genetic mutation. If any of them positive- you should see a genetician and see what is your risk and from there-have certain genetic test done.
They can. Men can get breast cancer. Perhaps it would be best for your family to meet with a genetic counselor to determine your risk and possible recommend genetic testing.
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
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.
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.
My grandma's sister and two of my aunts (all from the same side of the family) have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Do I have a risk in getting one?
YOUR PCP. Can order testing for you!
Not really a risk. None of your relatives mentioned are first degree relatives to you. Your risk is in changed compared to average. Consider reading about breast cancer risk from the national cancer institute. Try searching for "breast cancer risk assessment tool".
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.