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What are the chances of a female, who's mother and maternal aunt have breast cancer, getting breast cancer herself?

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5 doctors agree

In brief: Risk assessment

This is calculated with the gail model and specific info is needed: age of person in q; her age at first period; age at which first child born; number of first degree relatives with breast cancer [mother, sister, daughter]; has she had a breast biopsy?; was it pos or negative? Was there atypia? What is her race? This calculates a risk and compares that too the general population.

In brief: Risk assessment

This is calculated with the gail model and specific info is needed: age of person in q; her age at first period; age at which first child born; number of first degree relatives with breast cancer [mother, sister, daughter]; has she had a breast biopsy?; was it pos or negative? Was there atypia? What is her race? This calculates a risk and compares that too the general population.
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Higher than average

85% of breast cancers occur sporadically, meaning there is no family history.
The risk is 2x higher if a 1st degree relative (mother, sister) has breast cancer. The message is all women are at risk. Get your mammogram done. The best protection is early detection.

In brief: Higher than average

85% of breast cancers occur sporadically, meaning there is no family history.
The risk is 2x higher if a 1st degree relative (mother, sister) has breast cancer. The message is all women are at risk. Get your mammogram done. The best protection is early detection.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Multiplied

The presence of more than one first degree relative with breast cancer multiplies the risk 2-3 times compared to a woman without any family history.
Overall the risk is still low and if the famliy members had their breast cancer at a young age then genetic testing can be considered.

In brief: Multiplied

The presence of more than one first degree relative with breast cancer multiplies the risk 2-3 times compared to a woman without any family history.
Overall the risk is still low and if the famliy members had their breast cancer at a young age then genetic testing can be considered.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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