Pat , My sister had breast cancer , my niece got it (31 years old) her moms sister died from it. When they gene tested her she was neg. Where does a 31 year old get it ? Go figure. Rocky ps my sister and niece are fine now.
Ok this one will throw you.... not all familial breast cancer is inherited. In fact, inherited genetic mutations may contribute to only 5% to 10% of all breast cancers....which leaves 90% wondering why the heck we got it!!..If you are in the 5 to l0% with those mutations that they can screen for you're probably going to get it early. I did read that a mutation of the P53 gene may contribute and thats a factor also in bladder cancer....????????? Many questions..no answers..
How many on here have a family member that has had bc? Just curious. My brother had it , I have had it and now I just found out my nephew has it. There has to be a genetic componet to it don,t you think. Kinda like breast cancer. just thinking. Rocky