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Is breast cancer hereditary?

Randall  Phipps  Profile
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Family Member or Loved One about 8 years
 
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
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    It can be Randall, but in over 75% of women diagnosed with breast cancer...there is no family history at all. I wasn't aware of this until I was diagnosed last year. I had no family history of breast cancer. I do think it's a good idea to have the genetic BRACA testing performed. If a woman tests positive for the gene, she will need to look at more options in her treatment, and there are several more things to be considered as well in a positive result.
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    • Randall  Phipps  Profile
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      thanks

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    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2011
    It can be. See if you can get the brace test to see if you or she is positive.
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    • Randall  Phipps  Profile
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      thanks

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    • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
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      Sobreviviente desde 2012

      It can be, particulary if you have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. I have the BRCA2. A geneticist can test and advise you what to do if you have one of the mutations.

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    • Randall  Phipps  Profile
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      Thanks Ms. Heilbrun and good luck with your therapy I hope things get better for you.

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