A specially trained breast cancer team
Cancer can be a tough battle. But the good news is that the earlier it’s detected, the better the prognosis. That’s why, if you’re at high risk for breast cancer, it’s imperative that you have a plan for regular screenings and evaluations.
At UCHealth High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic – Memorial Hospital North, our team of medical providers can help determine your risk, be part of your observation team and be ready to act if you receive a breast cancer diagnosis.
How it works
Our medical team will assess your lifestyle factors, as well as your family and medical history, to help you develop a breast evaluation plan. If it makes sense in your situation, they might refer you to genetic counseling so you can further understand your options. With the plan in place, you’ll have greater peace of mind knowing that you have access to resources and a support team who will help you monitor your health.
High-risk breast cancer risk factors
Even if you don’t think you have any of these risk factors, you can still meet with a team member at our High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic for a risk assessment and to develop your personal screening and prevention plan.
If you or close relatives (parents, siblings, children, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews) have a history that includes one or more of the following, you might be at high risk for breast cancer:
- Breast cancer diagnosed under the age of 50.
- Breast cancer in two or more close relatives.
- Bilateral breast cancer (history of cancer in both breasts), especially if the first cancer was diagnosed under the age of 50.
- Male breast cancer.
- Breast or ovarian cancer.
- Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with breast or ovarian cancer.
- A combination of breast cancer with:
- Uterine and thyroid cancer.
- Bone or soft tissue cancer, sarcoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, brain cancer or early-onset acute leukemia, all on the same side of the family.
Cancer care support
Our patients can also receive extensive support during their cancer treatment journey from Memorial’s nurse navigators, social workers, financial counselors, and many others.
- Cancer Care nurse navigators
- Social workers and support groups