How to understand risk level and best risk calculator to use
Hi , I am totally confused about what my risk for breast cancer is now at my age of 67 years and having discovered incidentally I have a BRCA2 mutation 3 years ago . When I reread the info my Genetic Counselor sent home with me I received the following stats- cumulative life risk of breast cancer-61-77% to age 80 My risk over next 5 years 8-10% and over next 10 years is 15- 19 % .
I wished I had studied statistics as I am struggling to interpret what this means now in terms of the 61-77% risk and what numbers should guide me whether a PBMX would be unnecessary due to possibly being low risk now. What have other people done in the over 60 age group and what was the most useful risk calculation to use that influenced screening vs prophylactic surgeries?