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What constitutes a family history of breast cancer? How close must relative be?
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
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In brief: Family History BC
Hi, medical investigators typically used the gale questionnaire re: breast cancer risk.
The questions would be a first degree relative age less than 50 years old who developed breast cancer. A first degree relative with a brca 1 or 2 mutation. Note:both mother and father's side. This model of familial risk for breast cancer is not as reliable as once was thought. Pls seek bc genetic counselor eval.

In brief: Family History BC
Hi, medical investigators typically used the gale questionnaire re: breast cancer risk.
The questions would be a first degree relative age less than 50 years old who developed breast cancer. A first degree relative with a brca 1 or 2 mutation. Note:both mother and father's side. This model of familial risk for breast cancer is not as reliable as once was thought. Pls seek bc genetic counselor eval.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Any
Any family history is important - both maternal and paternal - but 1st degree (mothers, sisters, daughters) carry the most weight.
The further out one gets on the tree, the thinner and weaker the branches get. For risk calculations, the gail model includes only 1st degree relatives, the claus model includes 1st and 2nd degree.

In brief: Any
Any family history is important - both maternal and paternal - but 1st degree (mothers, sisters, daughters) carry the most weight.
The further out one gets on the tree, the thinner and weaker the branches get. For risk calculations, the gail model includes only 1st degree relatives, the claus model includes 1st and 2nd degree.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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