If you have significant risk factors that increase your odds of being diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s essential that you have regular high-risk screenings to improve your odds and protect your health. The team of experts at Georgia Breast Care in Woodstock and Marietta, Georgia, are fully committed to improving the outcomes of their patients with breast cancer through early risk assessment, detection, and treatment. For your high-risk screening, call or schedule an appointment online today.
High-risk screening is a focused breast health assessment for those who are at increased risk for breast cancer. The team at Georgia Breast Care uses a variety of breast cancer risk assessment tools, such as the Gail Model, the Tyrer-Cuzick tool, and BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene testing to determine if you have a higher-than-average risk.
If you are at increased risk for breast cancer, your provider creates a plan of care that includes high-risk screenings that are customized to your risk factors.
Several risk factors increase the possibility of breast cancer for every woman. These include advanced age, prolonged use of hormone replacement therapy, smoking, obesity, and poor diet.
You may face an even higher risk for breast cancer if you have:
Other health conditions that place you at a significantly higher risk for breast cancer include Li-Fraumeni, Cowden/PTEN syndrome, or Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome.
Your provider customizes your personalized high-risk screening based on your risk factors and the underlying causes of increased risk. Your screening may include:
In some cases, your risk factors may be significant enough that you opt for undergoing a preventive mastectomy. Georgia Breast Care offers Hidden Scar nipple-sparing mastectomy, which may be ideal for those who choose to reduce their risk by surgically removing their breast tissue entirely.
For a customized high-risk screening, call or schedule an appointment with Georgia Breast Care today.