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.
Father-breast cancer. Your father's side of the family can play a significant role in the development of breast cancer. It is important to know which family members and the age at diagnosis. You can contact a breast center for risk assessment.

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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?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

I am 48 menopaused and suffering from symptoms. Am I at high risk if I take HRT knowing that I have 2 aunts diagnosed with breast cancer (at old age)?

Yes and No. Long term hrt does increase the risk of developing breast cancer. However the risk goes up by a small degree and that too only after prolonged use(5 or more years). Short term hrt is commonly used in those who have severe menopausal symptoms which may be debilitating. Go seek advice from your gynecologist. Read more...
Indeed you. Are at higher risk if you use hrt. You should discuss benefits, risks, alternatives with your gynecologist. Not all breast cancers are stimulated by estrogens, but not all hot flashes are worth the increased risk. Read more...

Can girls with big breast have high risk of breast cancer?

Not increased. Breast size doesn't correlate with cancer risk. There are plusses and minuses to big and to small. I hope you're happy with whatever size your genetics gave you, and that you'll maintain surveillance against breast cancer throughout your life. Read more...

Am I at a high risk for if breast cancer runs in my family?

Depends. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a fam hist. With your history, genetic counseling & testing must be considered to educate you & your family/children, consider earlier screening & screening for other cancer as well. Read more...
Possibly. Cancer risk factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being Caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to Diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral contraceptives > Read more...

Can I tell me if I am at high risk for breast cancer but don't have it, would the surgery be completely out of pocket?

Good question. Depends on your insurance and what you consider "high risk". For example, a patient with a brca mutation usually can get preventative mastectomies covered. Your doc could consider sending you to a specialist in risk assessment who will estimate your cancer risk using one of several models. If the risk is high enough, it may justify the surgery. Read more...

What happens if you're at high risk for breast cancer but don't have it, would the surgery be completely out of pocket?

Pretty much so. With mammorgraphy as accurate as it is in detecting pre malignant lesions of the breast and further evaluation by physical exam and breast MRI, there would not be much value as some have considered, in doing a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. I know of no plans that cover such surgical procedures. Read more...

How can I know if I'm at high risk of getting breast cancer?

Talk to your doctor. Discuss with your doctor your family history, lifestyle, etc. Also discuss available tests to determine your genetic risk. Read more...
Genetics. If you have a first degree relative(mother, sister, daughter) with breast cancer DX before age 50, if there are 2 relatives affected, use of estrogen for more than 8 years, dense breast tissue. Read more...
Risk assessment. There are specialists who will evaluate you risk, recommend screening, and advise you how to reduce such risk. They will also determine if you need genetic testing. Ask your family doc or gyn about this. Read more...
Breast Cancer risk. factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being Caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to Diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral contraceptives, obesity, 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...

What age of women is breast cancer more comon? What age is at high risk? Thank you...

More common with age. The incidence of breast cancer rises from about 100 per 100, 000 at age 40 to about 500 per 100.000 at age 75 then declines slightly after that. Cumulative risk is about 1 in 6 for cancer and 1 in 8 for invasive cancer. Read more...
Demographics breast . The cancer is most common between ages 60-70. It is considered high risk if it shows at a young age group that's between 25-50. There are various other tumor characteristics we take into account for risk stratification besides age such as grade, nodal status, oncotype score, er/pr/her2 status, lvi, pni, ki67 index and family history is very imp which defines the risk of carrying brca mutations. Read more...