Family History Of Prostate Cancer Rises Breast Cancer Risk

30 Jun

says Jennifer L. Beebe-Dimmer, MPH, PhD. A woman whose father, brother or son has or had prostate cancer may have a 14% higher risk for breast cancer. And women with a family history of both prostate and breast cancer have a 78% elevated risk for breast cancer.

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Jennifer L. Beebe-Dimmer, MPH, PhD is associate professor at Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit. She led a study published in Cancer.

Source:  Bottom Line Personal Volume 36 2015

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