If my father himself had a male form of breast cancer, his mom and sister both also, do I have a high risk?

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.
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.
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.

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My mom has 3rd breast cancer recurrence but is brca1/2 negative. Am I high risk for breast cancer?

Yes you are. there is many type of breast cancer. some are congenital. some are not one out of eight women in the US will get breast cancer check your own genetics, get your mammogram, and have a yearly physical. and do your self examination monthly. Read more...
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Am I at high risk if breast cancer is on my fathers side.?

+Risk but not High. The hereditary form of breast cancer may be passed on through your father's or mother's side of the family. Your risk is determined by the number of relatives affected and their age at diagnosis. There is a simple blood test to determine this called the braca analysis. We recommend testing the affected family member(s) first. Read more...
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My mother died from breast cancer and now her sister has it. I'm takin HRT but hear it promotes some cancers. Am I a high risk and is HRT increasing the risk?

Maybe. First yes, by family history you have a statistically higher risk of breast cancer with two first degree relatives affected by the condition. Second yes, some hormone replacement medications also can increase your risks of breast cancer. See your doctor who prescribed you the medication to review your risks. Consider genetic testing for brca gene. Be sure to have yearly physical exam & mammograms. Read more...
I would say yes. Just the fact that your mother had breast cancer puts you at risk. Hrt could potentially increase that risk. Hope this helps. Read more...

My sister had breast cancer in both breast am I a high risk for breast cancer?

Higher than average. Any othet family members, including extended family, with breast, ovarian, uterine, prostate, kidney, pancreatc cancers? Considergenetic testing. Read more...
Yes. Women with close relatives with breast cancer are at increased risk of breast cancer themselves. Read more...
High risk clinic. it is important that your sister get evaluated for the BRCA gene. I highly recommend that you find a high risk breast clinic at your local breast center to get evaluated for your race which may also include genetic testing. Read more...

My fathers grandmother, and my mothers mother, both had breast cancer, I am 40, should I be worried. Does it skip generations or is it off mom or dads?

Cancer lot of factor. Developing breast cancer is not just genetic there are lots of factors. But yes if there is a strong family history a person should be concerned. It depends on when your relatives had breast cancer. If many had breast cancer in their 40-50's then there should be some concern. Genetic Breast cancer can come from mom or dads side, due to autosomal dominant nature, difficult to tell regarding skip. Read more...

My mom died because of breast cancer at age45 and my grandmother& aunt (side father) died of uterus cancer. I'm worried about myself. What should I do?

Establish. A doctor that you can see yearly for physical exams. Perform breast self exams. Yearly mammograms at age 40. Can ask your doctor about brca and have genetic testing. Be healthy. Eat healthy. Maintain a healthy weight. Exercise. Read more...
Follow your doctor's. Recommendation for cancer screening, even if don't have any symptoms. It is important to detect breast cancer and cervical cancer early. You should also get tested for any genetic disorders that might predispose you to develop cancers. Read more...