Recognizing Risk that Runs in Families

Roughly 5-7% of breast cancer cases in the United States are associated with genetic risks that run in families. The lifetime risk of developing breast cancer could increase from 12% to 30% or even 70% depending on the kind of genetic risk.

If you visit our website on Cancer Risk that Runs in Families, you can learn what people we interviewed said about a range of topics such as what it was like being diagnosed with cancer after living with knowledge of greater personal risk, and what it was like to be diagnosed with cancer and then find out about inherited risk.