High-Risk Breast Clinic
Many factors can put you at a higher risk for breast cancer. Our high-risk specialists provide the most advanced information about these risk factors, including changes in your DNA, called mutations, that increase your risk of breast cancer. We offer screening, education and resources to help you proactively manage your risk. Our team works with you to create a personalized plan for prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Conditions We Treat
- Biopsy detecting non-cancerous, abnormal cells
- Family history of breast cancer
- Previous chest wall radiation exposure for cancer
Why Choose High-Risk Breast Clinic at Vanderbilt
- Recognized care
We are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. This means our institution is held to the highest standards of care for patients with breast disease. The Vanderbilt Breast Center is affiliated with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which is designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, the highest ranking by the world’s leading authority on cancer. The Vanderbilt Breast Center is recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. This designation is considered the gold standard in medical imaging.
- Top specialists
Our doctors specialize in the screening, prevention, diagnosis and management of breast disease, with a focus on breast cancer.
- Team approach
Our high-risk specialists work together to create a customized screening plan that meets your unique needs. We provide the most advanced information about the mutations that expose you to breast cancer. We help you navigate your options to create a high-risk management plan that is right for you.
Our researchers not only apply the latest research in breast care, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. At Vanderbilt, our researchers are participants in the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Breast Cancer. This program is one of only five in the country and focuses on innovative research for better screening, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
- Clinical trials
As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial.
Tests, Treatments and Services
- High-risk screening, including MRI and 3D mammography
- Individual and family consultation and evaluation
- Patient and family resources
- Risk management planning