Answers to Common Breast Cancer and Genetic Counseling Questions

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

If you have a close relative who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 50 or younger, do you have a higher risk for breast cancer?

There are multiple factors, including age of affected relatives, that can affect breast cancer risk. The younger a person is when they get cancer, the more likely it is to be inherited.

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