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My father died from multiple myeloma at age 57 and my mother died from breast cancer at age 54, am i at risk too?

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Dr. Binu Nair
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You are at risk for breast cancer, but less likely myeloma, cannot say no risk.

In brief: Yes

You are at risk for breast cancer, but less likely myeloma, cannot say no risk.
Dr. Binu Nair
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cancer

First of all, there is no clear inheritance pattern in multiple myeloma.
Second of all, majority of breast cancer is sporadic in nature and only 15 % or so cases are familial. Are there other family members either in your father and/or mother sides who also were diagnosed of having cancers? If there are- consider to see a genetician to calculate your risk and to update your screening test.

In brief: Cancer

First of all, there is no clear inheritance pattern in multiple myeloma.
Second of all, majority of breast cancer is sporadic in nature and only 15 % or so cases are familial. Are there other family members either in your father and/or mother sides who also were diagnosed of having cancers? If there are- consider to see a genetician to calculate your risk and to update your screening test.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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