Answers to Common Breast Cancer and Genetic Counseling Questions

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

Why does age matter with a family member’s breast cancer diagnosis?

Age is a risk factor for many cancers, including breast cancer. The older we get, the more the risk for developing cancer increases, but early age of onset can be a clue that a genetic factor is present.

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Source: Faith Callif-Daley, MS, LGC, genetic counselor, Miami Valley Hospital North;;,, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention