Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?

Endo. Having family history of ovarian, colon and uterine cancer specially if these are first degree relatives will put you at risk for cancer not for endometriosis. I would recommend that you talk to your doctor and ask about a brca genetic testing to see if you are a carrier of the gene associated with these types of cancer.
Risk factors. No, however, there is new data coming out that having endometriosis can put you at a slightly higher risk of developing ovarian (or an ovarian-like) cancer.
Risk for cancer. It definitely, absolutely will increase your risk for certain cancers ( breast-ovarian cancer; perhaps also uterine/colon ca) - that is for sure. However i dont think there is relationship between those cancers to the increase risk for endometriosis. At this time, there is no clinical role for genetic studies for diagnosis or management of endometriosis.

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Ways to reduce my risk of developing breast cancer? (family history of breast/ovarian cancer)

Genetic testing. Probably the best way is for someone in your family get the brac/brca test to see if your family carriers the gene for breast and ovarian cancer. A low fat diet and not smoking are important for non genetic breast cancer. Regular self exams are important too. Read more...

I am 44 years old. I have a strong family history of ovarian/breast cancer and braca2 of unknown significance. I getvery painful menstrual cramps. Could I have ovarian cancer?

Painful Menses are. Not a sign of ovarian ca but need regular exams, inculding mammogram. Depending on the chances of your variant, some consider a hysterectomy with ovarian removal. Low dose estrogen only hormone replacement would be much less estrogen than u are making, getting off too quick can have other problems, including cv disease and osteoporosis. If u consider ov removal, low dose hrt need 2b considered. Read more...
Ovarian cancer. It is very hard to screen for ovarian cancer. If you are done having children it would be possible to consider having the ovaries removed. This should be discussed with an ob, genetic counselor, and oncologist to get all the information. Read more...
The curse of the VUS. Personal and family history trumps genetic testing. If you have strong family history of breast/ovarian cancer, it could be that the vus is truly a deleterious mutation yet to be identified as such or have another gene involved besides brca. I would advise you see your gyn and a specialist with expertise in genetic testing/risk assessment. They will go over ways to reduce cancer risk for you. Read more...

If breast cancer runs in your family are you more prone to ovarian cancer?

Yes, if gene present. There is a specific gene that can be tested to see if you have a susceptibility to breast, ovarian or colon cancer. Read more...

What's my likelihood of having the mutated genes if three people in my family have have breast and ovarian cancer? They were my nan and her sisters

High risk. You are definitely at risk and should seek genetic counseling. You should also let us know if you have any older sisters as your siblings. Read more...
Suspicious. It is difficult to tell you odds without having more details regarding your family history but I have to say it is quite suspicious. You can see a specialist in risk assessment and genetics but ideally the test should be done first in affected individuals, preferably the one with ovarian cancer or the youngest to get breast cancer (assuming they are alive). Best to you. Read more...

Does consuming too many phytoestrogens increase your chance for breast or ovarian cancer?

No, not really. There is no conclusive evidence that this is the case. So eat healthy , low fat, plant based diet and exercise daily. That will do you lot more good than any concern about phytoestrogens causing breast or any other cancers.! Read more...
Phytoestrogens . The amount of phytoestrogens one would have to consume to increase risks of estrogen sensitive cancer is in excess of what an individual could consume. In studies of women that live in areas where high consumption of phytoestrogens occur, there were not increased risks of estrogen sensitive cancers. Read more...
Possibly. If you have genetic predisposition. Otherwise i don't think it would. Read more...