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