High-Risk Breast Clinic
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This is why the breast care team at the Lynn Women’s Institute believes that individualized breast cancer risk assessments are a key step in cancer prevention and early detection. Women should be aware of their breast cancer risk just as they know their blood pressure, cholesterol and their BMI. Yet sadly, most women wrongly estimate their risk for breast cancer. Without a formal estimation, a woman will be essentially guessing her risk.
- 45% of women surveyed underestimated their risk for breast cancer which means they are likely missing out on additional surveillance such as Ultrasound or MRI and risk reduction strategies
- 45% of women surveyed overestimated their risk so they are at risk for over-treatment
- 40% of women had never discussed their personal risk for breast cancer with their doctors
In our High-Risk Breast Clinic, you will be seen by our Director of Clinical Breast Services, Dr. Cheryl Moss-Mellman. During this visit, she will perform a formalized and comprehensive risk evaluation in addition to a thorough clinical breast exam. She will work closely with you to determine your true risk percentage and design an individualized imaging surveillance plan that includes risk reduction strategies. This information will also be shared with your physician to ensure your healthcare providers are working collaboratively to best serve your needs. For more information or to make your appointment, please call 561.955.2131.
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