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My 90 y/o Great Grandma was just diagnosed with breast cancer and my 17 y/o sister is worried that one of us might get it or another cancer. I'm male.

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No reason to worry

Breast cancer does develop in some members of a family but the hereditary breast cancer is rare(affecting less than i 1 in 10 cases of breast cancer in general.
Moreover breast Cancer is fairly common Cancer in the older females affecting about 1 in 8 women. So your suister has to think positive and not worry at the present time. Breast cancer is easy to diagnoses and is highly curable(>80% cured)

In brief: No reason to worry

Breast cancer does develop in some members of a family but the hereditary breast cancer is rare(affecting less than i 1 in 10 cases of breast cancer in general.
Moreover breast Cancer is fairly common Cancer in the older females affecting about 1 in 8 women. So your suister has to think positive and not worry at the present time. Breast cancer is easy to diagnoses and is highly curable(>80% cured)
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No Ca

Congenital Br Ca not present if one member develops Ca.
If several members involved then genetic testing needed. 90% of breast cancers are environmentally caused such as by MMTV virus . Male members of exposed family rarely get breast Ca but may acquire it if a genetic problem in family. Females acquiring breast Ca have incidence of 1 in 7 although for males much lower.

In brief: No Ca

Congenital Br Ca not present if one member develops Ca.
If several members involved then genetic testing needed. 90% of breast cancers are environmentally caused such as by MMTV virus . Male members of exposed family rarely get breast Ca but may acquire it if a genetic problem in family. Females acquiring breast Ca have incidence of 1 in 7 although for males much lower.
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