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If my dad's mom had breast cancer. Am i also at risk of getting breast cancer?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Slight increase

If you are female without any other risk factors on average one in seven women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives, thus all women are at risk.
While many do not think about it men can develop breast cancer as well but muh less frequently. Typically men have a family history or predisposed risk who end up developing breast cancer. First and second degree relatives increase risk.

In brief: Slight increase

If you are female without any other risk factors on average one in seven women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives, thus all women are at risk.
While many do not think about it men can develop breast cancer as well but muh less frequently. Typically men have a family history or predisposed risk who end up developing breast cancer. First and second degree relatives increase risk.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: You likely

Have some risk, but if you developed breast cancer we would ask this question, but it woould be more plausible if your grandmother, her sisters or daughters, or other relatives also had it, and if these were cancers developing before 40 as opposed to in 60's and 70's.
Your risk is slightly higher, but not high enough to worry or seek genetic testing.

In brief: You likely

Have some risk, but if you developed breast cancer we would ask this question, but it woould be more plausible if your grandmother, her sisters or daughters, or other relatives also had it, and if these were cancers developing before 40 as opposed to in 60's and 70's.
Your risk is slightly higher, but not high enough to worry or seek genetic testing.
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Dr. John Rimmer
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Please go online and read about famiy history of breast cancer and brca mutations brca 1 and brca2 mutations can be passed from your mother or your father if your paternal grandmother was premenopausal it is more relevant to you.

In brief: Yes

Please go online and read about famiy history of breast cancer and brca mutations brca 1 and brca2 mutations can be passed from your mother or your father if your paternal grandmother was premenopausal it is more relevant to you.
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