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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


What is the risk of breast and ovarian cancer with BRCA 1 & 2

70% lifetime risk

BRCA increase risk male breast cancer and prostate cancer

BRCA1 - 50% ovarian Ca risk
BRCA2 - 20% ovarian cancer risk