Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

Risk for BREAST, PANCREATIC CANCER because of family history.

Resolved Question:

I am 60 years old Female.
We are totally 2 sisters and 5 brothers.
My elder sister is diagnosed of breast cancer and is undergoing treatment.
My elder brother passed away due to Pancreatic cancer.
Do I have a risk of breast cancer or pancreatic cancer or anything else?
What tests/check-ups should I undergo regularly to make sure I am healthy?

Category: Family Physician-GP

Ask Your Own Question

Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
 29 Doctors Online

Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
Yes, if one of your sister has breast carcinoma, there is a slight possibility of it being hereditary and you are susceptible.
You can undergo regular mammography or yearly once ultrasound breast for early diagnosis.
Pancreatic cancer does not have any biomarkers as such, but yearly ultrasound abdomen/ CT abdomen will be able to exclude any chances of pancreatic cancer.
Feel free to discuss further,

Patient replied :

Dear Sir,
Thank you very much for your reply. I have a couple of questions.
You have suggested for regular mammography. How often do you mean sir?
Which foods do you suggest that reduce the risk of breast/pancreatic cancer?

You can get mammography done annually.
Also, any fatty food and too much meat should be avoided, as they tend to increse the free estrogen levels in the blood.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation



Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news