Are you at High Risk for Breast Cancer?

Take our Breast Can­cer Risk Assess­ment to deter­mine your risk.

Accord­ing to the Amer­i­can Can­cer Soci­ety, 1 in 8 women will be diag­nosed with breast can­cer in their life­time. While the biggest risk fac­tors of devel­op­ing breast can­cer are your age and gen­der — oth­er fac­tors that can also increase your risk include 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.

Per­son­al History

  1. Have you had chest wall radi­a­tion before age 30?
  2. Have you had a breast biop­sy show­ing atyp­i­cal duc­tal hyper­pla­sia or lob­u­lar car­ci­no­ma in situ?
  3. Have you had genet­ic test­ing done and know that you car­ry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation?
  4. Were you diag­nosed with breast can­cer before age 45?
  5. Have you had breast can­cer in both breasts and more than one with­in the same breast?
  6. Do you have an Ashke­nazi Jew­ish ances­try and breast or ovar­i­an cancer?
  7. Have you had breast and ovar­i­an cancer?
  8. Have you had ovar­i­an can­cer (any age)?

Fam­i­ly History

  1. Do you have any male fam­i­ly mem­bers with breast cancer?
  2. Has the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene muta­tion been iden­ti­fied through genet­ic test­ing in your family?
  3. Has any­one in your fam­i­ly been diag­nosed with breast can­cer before age 45?
  4. Do you have a fam­i­ly mem­ber who has been diag­nosed with two or more breast can­cers, one before age 45?
  5. Has any­one in your fam­i­ly been diag­nosed with breast and ovar­i­an can­cer (at any age)?
  6. Has any­one in your fam­i­ly been diag­nosed with ovar­i­an can­cer (any age)?

If you answered yes” to any of the ques­tions above relat­ing to your per­son­al or fam­i­ly his­to­ry — you may be con­sid­ered high risk.

If you are at high risk for breast can­cer, tak­ing advan­tage of addi­tion­al breast screen­ings may help detect can­cer at an ear­li­er stage.

Togeth­er we can help eval­u­ate your per­son­al risk of devel­op­ing breast can­cer and dis­cuss an indi­vid­u­al­ized plan to mon­i­tor your breast health.

Learn more about our High Risk Breast Clin­ic or call 630−545−7659 to make an appointment.

  • I believe that a person's health reflects in every aspect of his or her life. Also, each individual is unique and has specific healthcare needs. I am committed to actively listening and understanding my patient's complete health history, to better provide them with the proper support, knowledge and tools, to empower them to take an active role and adhere to the plan of care. Working together will lead to positive outcomes.