What are the chances of getting breast cancer with a negative BRCA?

  1. melbel profile image98
    melbelposted 8 months ago

    What are the chances of getting breast cancer with a negative BRCA?

    I had the BRCA test done to check for the genetic malformation that relates to a high incidence of breast cancers. My test was negative. What are the chances I could still develop reproductive cancers, particularly breast and ovarian cancer despite the negative BRCA test?

  2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 months ago

    While I don't know the rate at which false negatives occur in your testing,  Komen.org states that among women without BRCA1 or BRCA2, chance of breast cancer is 8% of these women by age 70 and 12% by age 85.

    For ovarian cancer, Komen.org lists "less than 2% in the general population" by age 70; but 35-70% for BRCA1 carriers and 10-30% for BRCA2 carriers.

    My doctor agrees with the above information and Komen.org provides many more stats.

 
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