14 doctors weighed in:
Is breast cancer inherited?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes.
It is estimated that approximately 10-15% of all breast cancers in the US are of the hereditary type.
These genes can be inherited from either your father or your mother. If a woman inherits this gene, they have a 50-75% chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. These cancers tend to occur at any earlier age and may occur in both breasts.

In brief: Sometimes.
It is estimated that approximately 10-15% of all breast cancers in the US are of the hereditary type.
These genes can be inherited from either your father or your mother. If a woman inherits this gene, they have a 50-75% chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. These cancers tend to occur at any earlier age and may occur in both breasts.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Mark Pack
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Genetics
There is a genetic compnent of risk for breast cancer.
It is possible that if particular family members ( Mother, Sister, Grandmother...) have had breast cancer that you are at higher risk for breast cancer. If you have a concern about this, please discuss your risk and what you can do about it with your family doctor or surgeon.

In brief: Genetics
There is a genetic compnent of risk for breast cancer.
It is possible that if particular family members ( Mother, Sister, Grandmother...) have had breast cancer that you are at higher risk for breast cancer. If you have a concern about this, please discuss your risk and what you can do about it with your family doctor or surgeon.
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Deanna Attai
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: It can be
Even with a family history of breast cancer, the majority of breast cancers are known as "sporadic"; approximately 5-10% of inherited breast cancers are related to a mutation in the brca 1 or brca 2 genes.

In brief: It can be
Even with a family history of breast cancer, the majority of breast cancers are known as "sporadic"; approximately 5-10% of inherited breast cancers are related to a mutation in the brca 1 or brca 2 genes.
Dr. Deanna Attai
Dr. Deanna Attai
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Can be
It can be, although the vast majority of women with breast cancer do not have a family history.

In brief: Can be
It can be, although the vast majority of women with breast cancer do not have a family history.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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