Fam history uterine/colon/prostate/breast cancer on both mom/dad sides. All diagnosed before 50. Am I at an increased risk?

May be. It would require a more detailed history about your family. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to see if you may need genetic testing and also discuss about starting cancer surveillance at an age 10 years younger than the earliest age of relevant cancer in your family. Wish you good health! For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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Mothers mom had pancreatic cancer at 72, dad had colon at 87, she had had lobular breast cancer at 54. I've had brca testing- negative. Am I at risk?

Doubt. With the negative BRCA tests, your risk of these is much lower. They may identify other genetic tumor markers for these as time goes on. Remember, the majority of colon cancer is found in persons without a family history for it. Read more...
Some risk. There is some risk even though you don't have the BRCA gene mutation. If your own parents, instead of your grandparents, had these diseases your risk would be greater. A geneticist can advise you better,however. Read more...
Not extra risk. Keep up surveillance like everybody else, and good luck. 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...

My mom has stage 4 breast cancer, last month had to have emergency surgery for a perforated colon. She is not healing even with a wound vac?

Use high suction. Stage 4 Breast Ca may not be contributing if she is in good shape and not on chemo which impedes healing. If bowel perforation is from diverticular disease and not from disease, if problem is drainage, the Vac should be on high suction and patient given hyperalimentation to improve healing of wound. Read more...
Not sure of your. Question. Stage 4 cancer means she is immunosuppressed and therefore will not heal well. Read more...
Nutritional Problem. Consult dietitian for hi-calorie / hi-protein diet in the realm of 3000 - 4000 Kcal per day. Read more...

Mother has breast cancer at 53, her father had colon at 87, her paternal uncle had aml at 65 and her paternal cousin aml at 50. Hereditary?

Posible. If no other members of your family has breast or colon cancers then your parents has disease at random , not genetic etiology. Your uncle family has acute myeloid leukemia in two members in two generations , possibly genetic ( hereditary ) , may be have cebpa mutation or some thing else , you have to speak to the oncologist with patients permission and may need investigation. Read more...
Likely no. Most of your family members are developing their cancers later in life, and there is not an obvious pattern of inheritance from this limited amount of info. I'd talk about this with your doc and do a quick pedigree analysis. Modern techniques are revealing correlations that we couldn't see in the past. So a good history can be helpful to tease out any possible association. Read more...
Possibly. Rare genetic syndrome called li fraumeni. But could be just sporadic. I think it would be reasonable to do two things: 1) have a CBC done 2) consider meeting with a genetic counselor. Hope this helps. Read more...