Join Us

We are 216,155 members in 84 forums discussing 160,116 topics.

Help with Abbreviations

Topic: Am I high risk? Mum and Dad

Forum: High Risk for Breast Cancer — Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2018 01:13AM

Danaqtr wrote:


My mum got breast cancer at age 68 years old stage 1. Under treatment

My father died from Esophageal cancer before 30 years ago.

My sister from another mother got breast cancer twice she still alive

My grandfather (dad of my mum) died from cancer I think bladder or prostate.

My brother from another mother age 51 years is suffering now from stomach cancer stage 3.

Im 34 years not married never got pregnancy. Since 6 months I feel pain that comes and go in my right ovarian ( had ultrasound nothing abnormal)

Am I at high risk? What I should do since my mum is BC? I never done mammogram or any check ups. What test or regular things I must do?

Im eating normal. Little excersice

Log in to post a reply

Page 1 of 1 (3 results)

Posts 1 - 3 (3 total)

Log in to post a reply

Sep 26, 2018 02:18AM Traveltext wrote:

With a family history of various cancers, you could get a genetic test to see if you have one or morenof the gene mutations which would give you a propensity to one or more of these cancers.

NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

Log in to post a reply

Sep 26, 2018 07:27PM WC3 wrote:


Since your mother has breast cancer, you are high risk for breast cancer.

Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/1/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
Log in to post a reply

Sep 27, 2018 12:25AM JaBoo wrote:

well, I think you are high risk for BC (I am no health professional, of course). I just had my genetic testing done which came with an hour-long consultation and it was all very interesting. From what I was told, I think your mother's BC as well as the BC of your step sister plays a role.

I was told regular testing (ultrasound) should be started at age 10 years younger than the youngest BC case in a family. Which means in my case that my niece, my cousin (her mother = my mothernal aunt had BC at 60) and my daughter should start having ultrasounds at 28 at the latest (since I got BC at 38).

What I would advice to you is doing regular self examination, find the procedure on-line. This is very very important. I was having yearly ultrasounds that were always OK and BAM I found a lump in between them. I was not doing self check ups. If I were, I would have probably found my lump a few months sooner. Which would make a great difference.

dx at 38 Dx 5/22/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 6/14/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 6/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 7/16/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 9/13/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 1/11/2019 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 1/21/2019 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 6/27/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

Page 1 of 1 (3 results)