Regarding to breast cancer Hereditary

My mother is 44 years old and is diagnosed with breast cancer with er pr her Triple negative we have also done braca 1 braca 2 and total 12 DNA test regarding to breast ovarian and pancreatic cancer of which only Braca 1 is positive I been a male what are the chances of mine getting affected by cancer and are girls more at the risk than boys of having cancer.

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  • Hi Ajinkya - welcome to our forum - very sorry to hear about your mother. Do take care of her a lot. Regarding the statics lets wait what our Doctors want to say

  • When u did the BRCA test, was your mother counselled about the implications !!!

    You need to consult a Genetics Counsellor, probably get yourself tested as well, as presumably you have a 50% chance of having that same mutation, which will put u at some risk of cancers and further surveillance strategies may be put in place.

    Rohit

  • Sir but being a boy I have less chances to get affected but my sister has more than me is it soo or not

  • Yes agrees

    She may be 5-8 fold higher risk of having cancer.

    You may be 2-3 fold higher risk...compared to someone who is not BrCA positive.

    Both still need counselling and assessment by someone experienced and qualified.

  • I can clearly see that there has not been any prior counseling before your genetic testing; or if there has, it has been very minimal.

    Genetic testing and genes are a very touchy issue and need a lot of handling about information disseminated, else, with result of the test, there is going to be a lot of confusion or fear in the mind of those who test positive.

    Dr. Rohit has already given you a few points above.

    I suggest you meet your Oncologist and ask him / her to guide you to a genetic counsellor to understand the implications of these results.

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