Answers to Common Breast Cancer and Genetic Counseling Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about breast cancer and genetic counseling.

Are there specific cancers associated with an increased risk of breast cancer?

Ovarian cancer is most often linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. A family history that includes any of the following cancers may also be a clue that cancer is inherited: pancreatic, prostate, melanoma, sarcoma, thyroid.

Source: Faith Callif-Daley, MS, LGC, genetic counselor, Miami Valley Hospital North; Breastcancer.org; Komen.org, Cancer.gov, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention