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How high is my breast cancer risk if two of my aunts and one of my cousins each had it twice?
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Higher risk
It would depend if your aunts developed breast cancer before menopause.
If they did, this would place you at a higher risk than the average population.

In brief: Higher risk
It would depend if your aunts developed breast cancer before menopause.
If they did, this would place you at a higher risk than the average population.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
In brief: Hard to calculate.
Traditional formulas used to calculate risk of breast cancer take into account many factors including first degree relatives (mother, daughter, sister) with a history of breast cancer. I would ask your aunts or cousins if they were seen by a genetic counselor since a simple blood test exists to see if they carry the brca mutation.
If so, you may also get tested to see if you inherited this.

In brief: Hard to calculate.
Traditional formulas used to calculate risk of breast cancer take into account many factors including first degree relatives (mother, daughter, sister) with a history of breast cancer. I would ask your aunts or cousins if they were seen by a genetic counselor since a simple blood test exists to see if they carry the brca mutation.
If so, you may also get tested to see if you inherited this.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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