Breast Cancer India

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

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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

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

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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.

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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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