A question asked by dothedew: How likely am I to get breast cancer if my mom has it?
My mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the first time anyone in my family has ever gotten breast cancer. She had surgery to remove the front part of her breast and now awaits radiation treatment. She’s been told there’s about a 6% chance of the cancer returning.

I am a healthy 27 year old who gets regular check-ups with the doctor. I was wondering how high a percentage rate it would be for me to get breast cancer?
In case it matters, I forgot to mention my mom was/is 67 when she was diagnosed.

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Answer by rxgirl312
To be honest, I heard it skips a generation. You’re less likely to get it than if your grandmother had it.

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