Flashcards in Breast Cancer Deck (3)
What is the lifetime risk of breast cancer?
12-13% or 1 in 7 women
How is the risk of breast cancer affected if a woman has a first degree relative with breast cancer?
The risk doubles - i.e. roughly 25% lifetime risk
The risk increases with each additional relative with hx breast cancer; it is more significant if family members were less than 50yo