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Are there certain types of breast cancer that are not hereditary?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most breast cancers (85%) are not hereditary and occur in women with no family history of breast cancer.
There is a 1 in 9 chance that a woman with no family history of breast cancer will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

In brief: Yes

Most breast cancers (85%) are not hereditary and occur in women with no family history of breast cancer.
There is a 1 in 9 chance that a woman with no family history of breast cancer will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Majority are not

About 85% of breast cancer cases are sporadic and only miority - 10-15% are related to certain hereditary cancer syndrome/genetic mutation.
Besides genetic predisposition, other risk factors for breast cancer include lifestyle, dietary - alcohol consumption, smoking, red meat, fat intake, hormonal risk, obesity, exposure to radiation etc.

In brief: Majority are not

About 85% of breast cancer cases are sporadic and only miority - 10-15% are related to certain hereditary cancer syndrome/genetic mutation.
Besides genetic predisposition, other risk factors for breast cancer include lifestyle, dietary - alcohol consumption, smoking, red meat, fat intake, hormonal risk, obesity, exposure to radiation etc.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Most

Most breast cancer is not hereditary.
The vast majority of women with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.

In brief: Most

Most breast cancer is not hereditary.
The vast majority of women with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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