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If my father himself had a male form of breast cancer, his mom and sister both also, do I have a high risk?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
8 doctors agree
In brief: 50:50
The pattern of breast cancer incidence in your family points towards the hereditary form of breast cancer. In general, we advise doing a braca analysis for one of the members of your family who had breast ca.
If your father has the mutation, there is a 50% chance that you inherited this.

In brief: 50:50
The pattern of breast cancer incidence in your family points towards the hereditary form of breast cancer. In general, we advise doing a braca analysis for one of the members of your family who had breast ca.
If your father has the mutation, there is a 50% chance that you inherited this.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
A strong family history, especially one that includes a male breast cancer, is a red flag for a possible gene mutation, like brca 1 or 2, that is associated with a very high risk of breast cancer. Your father should have genetic testing.
If his test is positive, you have a 50% chance of inheriting it from him. If he is positive and you are negative, then your risk isonly the same as any woman.

In brief: Yes
A strong family history, especially one that includes a male breast cancer, is a red flag for a possible gene mutation, like brca 1 or 2, that is associated with a very high risk of breast cancer. Your father should have genetic testing.
If his test is positive, you have a 50% chance of inheriting it from him. If he is positive and you are negative, then your risk isonly the same as any woman.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Ken Starnes
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
A family history of breast cancer is a very high risk factor for developing it, or other cancers, yourself.
The fact that there is a male case in a 1st degree relative makes it even more likely that a particular gene(brca) for the disease is in your family. Your family doctor can discuss with you a plan to monitor you, and discuss if you need genetic testing/counseling.

In brief: Possibly
A family history of breast cancer is a very high risk factor for developing it, or other cancers, yourself.
The fact that there is a male case in a 1st degree relative makes it even more likely that a particular gene(brca) for the disease is in your family. Your family doctor can discuss with you a plan to monitor you, and discuss if you need genetic testing/counseling.
Ken Starnes
Ken Starnes
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Dr. John Rimmer
Yes you do This would be a family history with a high chance of a BRCA mutation I would recommend you seek genetics counseling and testing your father for a BBBRCA
Dr. John Rimmer
BRCA mutation if he does not want to do this then do it yourself if he tests positive then you have a 50% chance of inheriting the mutation and the very high risk of breast cancer if you have a BRCA mutation you should consult a breast surgeon
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