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|Concerns about Breast Cancer Family History
Questions on genetics, family history & breast cancer.
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|3/20/2012||Does family history of breast cancer increase risk? If so, does this risk get passed down through the male line?|
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|3/20/2012||Yes,a strong family history of breast cancer, particularly if thos relatives were pre-menopausal 1st degree relatives, can increase risk of devloping breast cancer. Yes, it is passed through the male line as well. Approx 1 in 100 men get breast cancer. Consider counseling with a high risk breast specialist, and genetic testing if indicated.|
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