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 no family history of breast cancer or other cancers, are you at a lower risk for breast cancer?

If there is no family history, a woman has a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, a reminder that any of us could have errors in cell division leading to 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