Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention
Breast cancer cannot always be prevented, but you should understand your risk and strategies to reduce your risk. Your primary care physician can begin by determining your personal breast cancer risk based on your risk factors.
Breast health experts at Northwestern Medicine can help you better understand your risk of developing breast cancer and share information about how to reduce your risk. If you are at high risk, your expert care team will work with you to help lower your risk through a variety of medical and lifestyle methods.
Major Breast Cancer Risk Factors
- Female sex
- Family history of breast cancer
- Personal history of breast cancer
- Genetic mutations that increase risk of breast cancer
- Dense breast tissue
- Prior breast biopsy with diagnosis of atypia
Northwestern Medicine offers individual breast cancer risk assessments and risk-reduction counseling through the Northwestern Medicine Breast Risk Assessment and Prevention Program.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at one of our convenient locations, please call:
Downtown Chicago: 312.695.0990
Northern Suburbs: 847.535.9876
Western Suburbs: 630.933.RISK (7475)
Greater DeKalb County: 815.766.RISK (7475)
Northwest Suburbs: 779.244.6384