Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Cancer

You need to look at your whole family medical history on both sides of your family to see if you are at risk.

You could have an inherited risk if…

-a family member on either side had breast cancer at age 50 or younger

-a male member in the family had breast cancer

-you are Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, have a personal or family history on the same side of the family of an HBOC associated cancer at any age

-there were two breast cancer in the same person or two family members with breast cancer on the same side of the family, one under age 50

-you or a family member were diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at any age

-there is pancreatic cancer, breast or ovarian cancer in the same person or on the same side of the family at any age

-you have a previously identified BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation in your family

What is your risk of breast and ovarian cancer if you have a BRCA gene mutation? It is up to 87% with breast cancer and 44% with an ovarian risk. Early detection can save lives in these causes.

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BRCA mutations are more common among people of Ashkenazi Jewish decent.

BRCA mutations can increase the risk for other cancers in both men and women, up to 8% in men and 7% for pancreatic cancer in men and women.

Women with BRCA mutations have up to a 50% risk of developing breast cancer by age 50. Up to 87% risk of developing breast cancer by age 70. Up to 64% of developing a second breast cancer  Up to a 44% chance of developing ovarian cancer by age 70.

Source: Myraid Genetic Laboratories, Incorporated