Answers to Common Breast Cancer and Genetic Counseling Questions

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

Does having a male relative diagnosed with breast cancer increase a person’s risk of developing breast cancer?

Individuals with a first- or second-degree relative with male breast cancer should be evaluated for hereditary susceptibility to breast cancer. This can be a clue to an increased cancer risk.

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