My mother is alive and has had breast cancer in her 60's. My father also had breast cancer in his late 60's. He died from a sinus cancer in his 70's.
My parents were offered genetic testing so that we would know if there was a genetic component to the breast cancers, but alas they refused
My one sister and I have been to the genetic service for a talk through a few years ago, but we left feeling that it was all about money and we were not offered any extra screening other than every 3 years (which always ends up later as Wales has mobile units and they are always behind on the schedule). My sister and I are in our 50's, we have two more sisters, aged 52 and 62, but don't know if they have breast cancer.
I have never come across any other families with both parents having breast cancer and still feel that it would have been beneficial to annually offer us a mammogram. In view of us not being able to be tested as my mother refused to be tested, I wonder if anyone has any knowledge on how we could have yearly mammograms as we both worry a lot about our risk. Thank you.