My grandmother an one of my aunts died from breast cancer and another aunt and uncle had it but beat it. I was wonder how at risk I am of getting it.
High risk. The baseline risk fro any woman to develop breast caner is 1 in 8. If one first degree relative has breast caner (mother, daughter, or sister) the risk becomes 1 in 3. With 2 second degree relatives ((aunts, grandmothers, etc) the risk is also 1 in 3. In the case you describe the risk should be about 1 in 3 for you to develop breast cancer. Detection is key to a good outcome - exams, mamms, ect.
Can I be in danger of having breast cancer am 21 my aunt had breast cancer and my uncle died of cancer also my grandfather died of cancer?
Depends. Any woman is at risk for breast cancer. The average woman has about a 12% risk of getting breast cancer in her lifetime. You may be at increased risk if your first degree relatives have had breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or prostate cancer, particularly at a young age. See your doctor, who can better assess your individual level of risk. Read more...