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Am I in the risk group?

Remember that neither your young age nor a lack of family history of cancer guarantees that you are healthy. Research shows that 8 out of 9 women diagnosed with breast cancer did not have any relatives who were suffering from the disease. It is vital to be able to detect changes at an early stage and thus increase one’s chance of receiving less invasive treatment and making a full recovery.

Simply relax and examine your breasts according to your doctor’s recommendations. Self-examine them each month at home to increase the likelihood of detecting potential changes at an early stage.

If You are in a group of increased risk of breast cancer

What does it mean if I am in a high or a very high risk group for breast cancer?

If you have a confirmed BRCA1/2 mutation, regardless of family history of cancer or ≥ 3 first or second degree relatives with breast cancer, then your risk of getting cancer increases over 10-fold compared to the general population.

If you do not have a confirmed BRCA1/2 mutation, but you have 2 first or second degree relatives with stage I or stage II breast cancer under the age of 50, or stage III at any age, then your risk of having breast cancer is 4- to 10-fold higher compared to the general population.

BRCA1 mutation carriers have a 50%-80% risk of getting breast cancer and around a 40% risk of getting ovarian cancer.

See recommendations Source: National Cancer Registry 2013

If you are in a population risk group for developing breast cancer

What does it mean if you are in the population breast cancer risk group?

Your risk of getting breast cancer is comparable to the risk of developing an entire population of women in Your country, excluding a group of women at high or very high risk of developing breast cancer. In the world, breast cancer is the dominant health problem in the female population. It accounts for 25% of cancers. In 2012, there were 1,671,000 new cases of this cancer. In the world, all cancers diagnosed in 2012 among women were 6,658,000.

Incidence of malignant tumors among women in the world

  • Breast
    25%
  • Coloteral
    9.2%
  • Lung
    8.7%
  • Cervical
    7.9%
See recommendations Source: Globocan 2012, International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization
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