How probable am I to get breast cancer if my mom has it?

Breast Cancer. Family history and genetics only contribute to approximately 20% of breast malignancies. There are other contributing factors that may increase your risk. This being said, it means that for the most part, there are ways you can do to decrease you risk of the condition.
Testing. You can have genetic testing for brca to see if you are at increased risk. Standard risk of breast cancer is about 12% in a lifetime and your risk may be only slightly elevated (if negative testing for brca).

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Am I more likely to get breast cancer if my mom has it?

Yes. 10-15% of all breast cancers in the US are of the hereditary type. If your mother had the hereditary type, there is a 50% chance you may have inherited the same gene mutation. However, even if you inherit this mutation, the chance of you getting breast cancer is not 100%, but rather 60-70%. There is a simple blood test that your mother can take to determine this, called the BRCA test. Read more...
Perhaps. Having a family history of breast cancer does increase your risk, especially when they had it before menopause. Read more...

I binge drank a lot (2-3 times a week) from 21-25.dont drink at all now. Mom had breast cancer at 54. Terrified I'm doomed to get breast cancer because of family h/x and so much drinking. What do I do?

Mamogramas. Get your moms history of breast cancer, type stage, treatment received, and take this information to your doctor to see if you are eligible for heriditary breast cancer screeening (BRCA testing). The use of alcohol in the past is a minor risk for breast cancer and not a huge concern, the bigger issue is your mother history. Read more...
All you can. Do is live a healthy lifestyle now. Eat healthy, exercise. Sleep 7-8 hr a night and have bright outlook on life. Don't look back and continually think about what can't be changed and might not even affect you in the future. . Read more...

Could you tell me if my grandmother had breast cancer and my mom doesn't will I get it?

It is uncertain. Breast cancer is a fairly common illness with one in 12 women facing this problem during their life time. If your mother or sisters do not have it, your risk is just like any other women. You should seek an annual check up and a mammogram once yearly or at least every two yearly and also do self breast examination once monthly looking for any lump or any changes in your breasts . Read more...

My mom has breast cancer and refuses to get surgery. I don't know what to do anymore?

If she is. Deemed to have capacity to make medical decisions on her own behalf then it will ultimately be her decision. It would be important to know what all of her treatment options are at this point. Read more...

My mom doesn't want to get surgery so are there any other alternatives to treat breast cancer?

For best out come,No. You and other family members have to convince your mom to under go required surgery and chemo-radiation ( if indicated ) even possible to beat the disease ; cure with proper treatments , if necessary she may need special council ( psychiatrist help to convince to under go treatments , ) . Discuss with her doctors with her permission , for best available options. Read more...
Multimodal therapy. Breast cancer treatment is often a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. It is hard to cure early breast cancer without surgery as part of the treatment. Sometimes they can give chemotherapy before surgery to limit the extent of surgery. Read more...

My great-grandmother, grandmother, and mom had breast cancer, and I'm scared I'm going to get it. What are my chances?

Higher risk. you definitely have a higher risk of developing breast cancer the good news is there is many ways of testing and preventing breast cancer now a days first your doctor can order genetic testing that can predict if you have the gene that could lead you to breast cancer and if that is the case there is many ways of prevention so do not let the fear stop you from seeking the truth good luck. Read more...

What do you suggest if my great-grandmother, grandmother, and mom had breast cancer, and I'm scared I'm going to get it?

You need to have a. comprehensive risk profile performed. If you are a BRCA carrier, or are otherwise at very high risk, you may be a candidate to begin early screening. Speak with your doctor about it. Read more...

Should I get the brac 1-2 test? I'm 55. My mom was 48 when she first was diagnosed with breast cancer that was 32 years ago.

Maybe. If your mother is still alive (i realize she would be 80), she would be a candidate for testing if there is more family history of cancer, if the family history is unknown, or if she was triple negative (which you could not have been known 32 years ago). If she is no longer with you, i'd advise you gather all the family history you can (positive or not) and visit a specialist in inherited cancer. Read more...
See a counselor. You should speak with a genetic counselor to assess your risk. Read more...