My mother had breast cancer but we have no family history of breast cancer. What’s the percentage I might get it? Is there a chance?
- Anonymous6 months agoFavorite Answer
If no-one else had breast cancer, your risk is not much higher than any random case. It's a good idea to start your mammograms ten years before your mother's age when the cancer was diagnosed. Many women start around 45. I had an aggressive breast cancer, caught when it was tiny because the scan was compared with a previous scan.
- LANLv 76 months ago
No way to know. Most cancer isn't a matter of genetics. If you are really concerned have your mother ask her oncologist for you.
- PippinLv 76 months ago
Statistically, about one in 8 women will develop breast cancer -- and most of those have no family history.
- TarkarriLv 76 months ago
How old eas she? Which type of breast cancer did she have?
There are more than 17 DIFFERENT types of breast cancer.
About 8% of breast cancers are linked to an inherited genetic risk.
If your mother's breast cancer was not linked to an inheritable genetic risk then she cannot pass that rosk on to you.
Talk to your doctor. Find out details of your mother's full diagnosis before you do. Her treating oncologist would be able to tell her if there was any inheritable risk factor in her type of breast cancer.
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- Serene ELv 76 months ago
You would have to talk to a geneticist or an oncologist.
- Pearl LLv 76 months ago
hopefully you wont, i would ask your doctor about it
- pattyLv 56 months ago
high estrogen levels can cause this
- skeptikLv 76 months ago
I think you need to learn what "family history" means.