How Much Do Genetics Impact the Risk for Breast Cancer?

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What causes breast cancer? How much do genetics impact the risk for developing breast cancer? Given that 1 in 8 women will develop the disease, these are common questions many women and their families ask. Stephanie Graff, MD, medical oncologist at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health in Kansas City, answers common questions. … Continued

Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors for Breast Cancer


Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer, with over 12% of women diagnosed in their lifetime. Although more rare, men can develop breast cancer also. The American Cancer Society estimates approximately 2,300 new cases of invasive breast cancer in men in 2015. It is important for both genders to … Continued