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which family history counts breast cancer

DianeRuth
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Joined: Apr 2010

I am trying to find out which members of your family do you count if they have died of breast cancer. Is it just our parents and their parents or would my grandmothers sister and her daughter both passing away from breast cancer have any bearing on the risk factor for my sisters and myself? I was not aware of these relatives having breast cancer when I was diagnosed and did not mention them to my Oncology team. I want to explore any information like that for my sisters and mother. Thank you

MAJW
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Joined: May 2009

Usually it is "first degree relatives".......Mother, sister......but they also are looking into the paternal side relatives...you might want to go to the BREAST CANCER discussion board......this particular one is for Brain cancer........I am on the breast cancer discussion boards.....we are a wealth of information for women with breast cancer.....
I wish you well.....

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