SIGNS THAT SUGGEST FAMILIAL BREAST AND/OR OVARIAN CANCER
Be alert and talk with your doctor if on the same side of family you see:
- Several family members with breast cancer, especially if they are 1st and 2nd degree;
- One or more relatives developing breast cancer before the age of 50;
- One or more men with breast cancer;
- Bilateral breast cancer (both breasts), or a new cancer in the same breast of an old one;
- Several cases of breast cancer, but also ovarian or prostate cancer
- A mutation linked to breast cancer syndrome in a close relative.
If you identify any of these in your family history, talk with your doctor and ask for information on the available genetic services or.
You can read the criteria to be referred by your doctor to these services.
Do not forget though:
- Even if you belong to a family with a history of breast and/or ovarian hereditary cancer, this does not mean that you will develop the disease.
- There are several ways to manage an increased risk of disease .