Is it Genetic?

Is it Genetic?

Is it Genetic? Recently been diagnosed just been to hospital for op, 5 of my close family have died of cancer in the past, just 1 from breast cancer. Is there a genetic link or are we just unlucky?

Dear emmalou You may find our factsheet about breast cancer which runs in the family helpful to read, you can read it via this direct link:

www.breastcancercare.org.uk/docs/familial_breast_cancer_updated_may_06_0.pdf

If you feel that you would like more information please contact our information nurses via the ‘Ask the Nurse’ service on our homepage or contact the helpline on 0808 800 6000 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 9am-2pm.

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BCC Host