This increased breast cancer risk lasts a lifetime. These results are important because some doctors thought that a sister of a woman diagnosed with breast cancer was at higher risk only when she was about the age when her sister was diagnosed. Though sisters of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a lifetime increased risk of disease, the researchers found that the amount of increased risk changed over time. Between ages 20 and 40, sisters of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a nearly 6. After age 50, this risk drops to about double the average risk of breast cancer. This pattern was the same no matter how old the first sister in the family was when diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Sisters of Diagnosed Women Have Higher Risk Forever
Having a mother with breast cancer increases the chance that you could also develop the disease. While most breast cancer is actually not hereditary, it is valuable to know if you have family members who were ever diagnosed with the disease. Women who have a mother, sister, or daughter who developed breast cancer at a young age premenopausal have double the risk of the disease compared to those who don't have this family history. With new genetic testing techniques, breast cancer genes can be identified even before the disease develops. However, such testing is imperfect in terms of determining your risk.
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