Breast cancer family history as a risk factor for early onset breast cancer

Henry T. Lynch, Patrice Watson, Theresa Conway, Mary Lee Fitzsimmons, Jane Lynch

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Abstract

Since full breast cancer screening is not generally recommended for young women, it is important to identify individuals who are at higher risk for early onset breast cancer. We investigated the relationship between age of onset of breast cancer in 328 probands (consecutively ascertained patients from our oncology clinic) and breast cancer incidence and age of onset in their female relatives. We found that a family history of early onset breast cancer was associated with higher risk of early onset breast cancer. A family history of early onset breast cancer occurred more frequently among young (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-267
Number of pages5
JournalBreast Cancer Research and Treatment
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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