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High-Risk Screening

Why high-risk screenings are important

The High-Risk Clinic helps women understand their personal risk for breast cancer. We can help you make an individualized screening plan for prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

Why You Should Consider High-Risk Screening

  • You have tested positive for a gene mutation that increases risk of breast cancer, such as BRCA1 or BRCA2
  • You have a family member who was diagnosed with breast cancer:

- 1st degree relative (parent, sibling or child)
- Multiple 2nd/3rd degree relatives (aunt or uncle, grandparent, niece or nephew, cousin)

  • You had atypical cells detected during a breast biopsy
  • You had previous chest wall radiation for cancer

Genetic Testing

In addition to the services offered by the high-risk clinic at the breast center, you may also be referred for a consultation at the Vanderbilt Hereditary Cancer Clinic of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. For more information about the Vanderbilt Hereditary Cancer Clinic, call (615) 343-7400.