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  • Valerie Rotella Profile

    My grandmother and sister had breast cancer. What kind of cancer is hereditary?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 1 answer
    • Janelle Strunk Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      Before you decide that cancer runs in your family, first gather some information. For each case of cancer, look at:

      Who is affected? How are we related?
      What type of cancer is it? Is it rare?
      How old was this relative when they were diagnosed?
      Did this person get more than one...

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      Before you decide that cancer runs in your family, first gather some information. For each case of cancer, look at:

      Who is affected? How are we related?
      What type of cancer is it? Is it rare?
      How old was this relative when they were diagnosed?
      Did this person get more than one type of cancer?
      Did they smoke?

      Cancer in a close relative, like a parent or sibling (brother or sister), is more cause for concern than cancer in a more distant relative. Even if the cancer was from a gene mutation, the chance of it passing on to you gets lower with more distant relatives.

      Breast cancer is a cancer that can be hereditary. A family history of breast cancer does put you at increased risk for breast cancer. A woman who has a first-degree relative (such as a mother, sister, or daughter) with breast cancer is about twice as likely to develop breast cancer as a woman without a family history of this cancer. Still, most cases of breast cancer, even those in close relatives, are not part of a family cancer syndrome caused by an inherited gene mutation.

      The chance that someone has an inherited form of breast cancer is higher the younger they are when they get the cancer and the more relatives they have with the disease. Inherited breast cancer can be caused by several different genes, but the most common are BRCA1 and BRCA2. Inherited mutations in these genes cause hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC). Along with breast and ovarian cancer, this syndrome can also lead to male breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, as well as some others. This syndrome is more common in women of Ashkenazi descent than it is in the general U.S. population.

      This is why it is so important for you to have an early detection plan. You can creaste a plan at www.earlydetectionplan.org. This plan takes into account your risk profile and age. Of course, if you notice any changes in your breasts, you should consult your physician.

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  • susan Richmond Profile

    Any of you ladies been diagnosed with stage 4 I DC ?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 4 answers
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    • Paula McLaughlin Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      Susan--I had two different primary tumors in the same breast (with 8years in between). Both tumors were small and Stage I IDC. Last year, a CT scan showed that the cancer had spread to my AP

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    • Paula McLaughlin Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      Oops--pressed a wrong button...anyhow, the second cancer spread to my spine so now, I have stage IV breast cancer metastases. It's very scary, of course, yet there are many effective treatments available. There's every reason to hope for quality of life and years to enjoy that life. I had a...

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      Oops--pressed a wrong button...anyhow, the second cancer spread to my spine so now, I have stage IV breast cancer metastases. It's very scary, of course, yet there are many effective treatments available. There's every reason to hope for quality of life and years to enjoy that life. I had a mastectomy on the right side and get monthly injections that have made the lesions in my spine become stable. Everyone's cancer is unique and requires u ique

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  • Chloe Fowler Profile

    Why do people get breast cancer or cancer in general?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 2 answers
    • Gizelle D'Orsey Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      To put it simply, cells in the body that should die, don't ; instead they start duplicating. The duplication of those bad cells is the cancer.

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    • Sarah Adams Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      Sometimes it's hereditary. Other times environmental. And still others...random. :(

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  • Courtney Vires Profile

    mom has breast cance, has no insurance n cnt afford medical treatments, Shes tried tncare n cn only get 45 days n nthng after tht So is there somewhere or any1 I cn contact 4 hlp r donations? Ive mde a site bt its nt helping Www.giveforward.com/teamtina

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 8 answers
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    • Traciann brundage Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      The American cancer society has access to grants for women like your mother . She is lucky to have you . Also ask to talk to a patient advocate where she is being treated .

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    • terri best Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      Contact the American Cancer Society. They should be able to steer you in the right direction. Food luck.

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