Our nurse practitioner offers personalized assessments for women who may have a higher-than-average risk for breast cancer. The practitioner works with patients to assess their lifestyle factors, family and personal medical history, and develops a personalized plan for follow-up screenings and evaluations. The practitioner can also refer patients for genetic counseling, if appropriate.
Do you have a personal and/or family history that includes any of the following?
- Breast cancer diagnosed under the age of 50
- Breast cancer in two or more close relatives (includes parents, siblings, children, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews)
- Bilateral breast cancer, especially if the first cancer was diagnosed under the age of 50
- Male breast cancer
- Breast or ovarian cancer in yourself or in one or more close relatives
- Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with breast or ovarian cancer
- A combination of breast cancer with:
- uterine and thyroid cancer
- obone or soft tissue cancer, sarcoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, brain cancer, or early onset acute leukemia, all on the same side of the family
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may want to meet with a clinician in our High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic to discuss genetic testing options and to develop your personal screening and prevention plan.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with the High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic, call 719-477-0211.