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if my great grandmother died of breast cancer does that mean i will get it

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 5 years
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymes
    Survivant depuis 2013
    No, it doesn't mean you will get it. I had no family history that I'm aware of and got it. It's not always genetic and a great grandmother wouldn't be a first degree relative perse.
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  • Mary Navarro Profile
    anonymes
    Patient
    It depends on a lot of factors.it can also be any kind of cancer. Take the gene test.
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymes
    Survivant depuis 2007
    I had NO relatives on either side who had breast cancer or ANY cancer....I got it. It would be reassuring for you to get a consultation with a genetics . If she was the only woman to have breast cancer, that's fairly removed. Take care, Sharon
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  • Lou Cam Profile
    anonymes
    Survivant depuis 2013
    A strong family history of breast cancer is considered having two or more first degree relatives (mother, daughter, or sister) who had breast cancer or ovarian cancer before the age of 50. Having one first degree relative can increase your risk somewhat. More than 85% of women who get breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Nooooooo
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