Care for High-Risk Patients
Some people, such as those with a family or personal history of breast cancer, might be at a higher risk of developing this disease. We offer a comprehensive risk assessment, including an early-detection and risk-reduction program so you can start preventing breast cancer now.
All patients enrolled in our program receive:
Initial Risk Assessment
Identifies whether you might have a higher risk for breast cancer. Several things are considered in this evaluation, including:
- Family history
- Previous biopsy results
- Mammogram density
Includes a risk assessment tool, such as this breast cancer risk assessment questionnaire provided by the National Cancer Institute.
Our highly trained staff provides screening through the use of state-of-the art mammography services, or, if appropriate, MRI.
Risk Reduction Strategies
Risk reduction strategies, if appropriate, will be discussed. These may include:
- Genetic testing
- Medication such as tamoxifen therapy, hormone replacement therapy, diet, dietary supplements, and lifestyle issues as they relate to breast cancer risk and prevention.
- Surgical intervention