Piedmont Cancer

Breast Cancer

Hereditary Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Approximately 5-10% of breast cancer is hereditary, which means it is caused by an inherited gene mutation that runs in a family. Genetic counselors are available at Piedmont Cancer to help determine if genetic testing for inherited breast cancer risk would be beneficial for you and your family.

If you or a close family member (on either side of the family) have had any of the following, you may benefit from genetic counseling for breast cancer risk:

  • Breast cancer diagnosed at a young age (50 or younger)
  • Triple negative (ER-PR-Her2-) breast cancer at age 60 or younger
  • Multiple separate breast cancers, or breast cancer and another form of cancer, in the same person
  • Breast cancer (at any age), as well as a family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, uterine cancer, and/or thyroid cancer
  • Breast cancer (at any age) and Eastern European Jewish (Ashkenazi Jewish) ancestry
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Male breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer

Contact a Genetic Counselor

Ask your doctor about breast cancer genetic risk assessment, or contact our genetics team.

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