RAJESH SURESH DAKE Raigarh, India 210 Questions 106 Answers 0 Best Answers 32 Points View Profile 0 RAJESH SURESH DAKE Asked: February 26, 2020In: Doctor Is breast cancer inherited? 0 Is breast cancer inherited? Share Facebook 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Site Default 102 Questions 99 Answers 0 Best Answers 292 Points View Profile Adityaoo7 Added an answer on February 27, 2020 at 4:55 am Most cases of breast cancer are not caused by inherited genetic factors. These cancers are associated with somatic mutations in breast cells that are acquired during a person’s lifetime, and they do not cluster in families. In hereditary breast cancer, the way that cancer risk is inherited depends on the gene involved 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp RAJESH SURESH DAKE Raigarh, India 210 Questions 106 Answers 0 Best Answers 32 Points View Profile RAJESH SURESH DAKE Added an answer on February 26, 2020 at 8:32 am Most women who get breast cancer do not have any family history of breast cancer. Just because a family member had breast cancer does not always mean that you will get breast cancer. We do know that there are some genes associated with a known increased risk of breast cancer. These are BRCA 1 (breast cancer 1, early onset human tumor suppressor gene) and BRCA 2 (breast cancer type 2, susceptibility protein). Only 10 percent of women with breast cancer have these inherited genes. These women usually get breast cancer at a young age and have multiple family members with breast or ovarian cancer. Answered by Stephanie Valente, DO. Dr. Valente is a breast surgeon at Cleveland Clinic. She is a board certified general surgeon with fellowship training in surgical breast oncology and serves as the Associate Director of the Cleveland Clinic Breast Fellowship. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.