Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention

Women who are at increased risk of breast cancer or ovarian cancer due to family history or other factors are evaluated, and are offered genetic testing if appropriate. For the women who have these cancer predisposing genes, counseling and discussion of state-of-the-art surveillance options as well as surgical and medical preventive options are provided.

Women at high risk due to family history or other factors, but who may not have an identified genetic abnormality can be offered state-of-the- art surveillance options as well as hormonal options to reduce their risk.

Services Available

  • Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Evaluation and Genetic Testing
    Women who are at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer due to family history or other factors are evaluated and, if needed, are offered genetic testing for BRCA I and II.

  • Breast Cancer Prevention
    The women at high risk are offered medical and surgical options to reduce their risk of breast cancer and are followed very closely. Eligible postmenopausal women also can be offered participation in the National Cancer Institute sponsored NSABP STAR trial comparing tamoxifen to raloxifene for breast cancer prevention.

  • Clinical Protocols and Research
    Our physicians are active participants in National Cancer Institute sponsored national research groups e.g. ECOG, NSABP, etc. All those protocols are available to our patients if needed, Including the STAR trial for prevention of breast cancer.