Hereditary breast cancer is identified with the BRCA 1 and 2 mutations. Ancestry is importance and an exploration of the maternal and paternal history of diseases.
Dr. Smith explains that a woman's personal hormonal history -- age of menarche, and menopause, childbearing and breast feeding reflect estrogen exposure can be as important as family history.
About the Interviewee:
Julia A. Smith, MD, PhD: Director of Breast Cancer Screening & Prevention Assistant Professor & Medical Oncologist NYU Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center