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Am I more likely to get breast cancer if my mom has it?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Perhaps

Having a family history of breast cancer does increase your risk, especially when they had it before menopause.

In brief: Perhaps

Having a family history of breast cancer does increase your risk, especially when they had it before menopause.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

10-15% of all breast cancers in the US are of the hereditary type.
If your mother had the hereditary type, there is a 50% chance you may have inherited the same gene mutation. However, even if you inherit this mutation, the chance of you getting breast cancer is not 100%, but rather 60-70%. There is a simple blood test that your mother can take to determine this, called the BRCA test.

In brief: Yes

10-15% of all breast cancers in the US are of the hereditary type.
If your mother had the hereditary type, there is a 50% chance you may have inherited the same gene mutation. However, even if you inherit this mutation, the chance of you getting breast cancer is not 100%, but rather 60-70%. There is a simple blood test that your mother can take to determine this, called the BRCA test.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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