According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their lifetime. While the biggest risk factors of developing breast cancer are your age and gender — other factors can also increase an individual’s risk including genetic makeup, personal/family history, dense breast tissue and more.
Be proactive about your health and determine if you are considered high-risk for breast cancer by taking the below Breast Cancer Risk Assessment.
Please answer YES or NO to the questions below.
- Have you had chest wall radiation before age 30?
- Have you had a breast biopsy showing atypical ductal hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ?
- Have you had genetic testing done and know that you carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation?
- Were you diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45?
- Have you had breast cancer in both breasts and more than one within the same breast?
- Do you have an Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry and breast or ovarian cancer?
- Have you had breast and ovarian cancer?
- Have you had ovarian cancer (any age)?
- Do you have any male family members with breast cancer?
- Has the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation been identified through genetic testing in your family?
- Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45?
- Do you have a family member who has been diagnosed with two or more breast cancers, one before age 45?
- Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer (at any age)?
- Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with ovarian cancer (any age)?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above relating to you or your family’s health history — you may be considered high risk.
If you are at high risk for breast cancer, taking advantage of certain medical options may detect cancer at an earlier stage — or decrease your risk for development of breast cancer.
Learn more about our High Risk Breast Clinic or call 630−545−7659 to make an appointment.
Together we can help evaluate options to reduce your risk and choose appropriate actions to take control of your breast health.