High Risk Breast Clinic

Women often wonder if they’re at high risk for breast cancer. Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Breast Risk Assessment provides women with all the information they need to answer this important question.

At our Jean & David Blechman Center for Specialty Care and Preventive Cardiology High Risk Breast Clinic a woman will receive detailed information on the risk of breast cancer that is tailored specifically to her, from the region’s leading experts in breast care. All in one easy and efficient appointment.

BREAST RISK ASSESSMENT

The following questions are important in determining your risk.
Have you ever been told you have high breast density?
Do you have breast implants?
Have you had a benign breast biopsy?
Have you had prior radiation to the chest area?
Do you have a personal or family history of ovarian, colon or breast cancer?
Is there a history of breast cancer among your mother, father, brother or sister, or at least two other close relatives?
Have you ever taken oral contraceptives or hormone therapy after menopause?
Did you get your first menstrual period before 12 years of age?
Did you have your first child after 30 or have you never been pregnant?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you should consider a breast risk assessment in our High Risk Breast Clinic. To schedule an appointment or for more information call 561.955.2131

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is breast density and why is it important?

How do I know if I have dense breasts?

What do I do if I have dense breasts?

If I have dense breasts, do I still need a mammogram?

What factors increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer?

Feel free to calculate your risk for breast cancer by going to www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool/. This interactive tool has been designed by scientists to estimate a woman’s risk for developing invasive breast cancer.

If you do have dense breasts or other risk factors for breast cancer, please consider an appointment at our High Risk Breast Clinic for a breast risk assessment. Our team of expert clinicians will develop a surveillance plan tailored specifically for you based on your individual risk factors.

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