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High Risk Breast Screening Clinic

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At UnityPoint Health, our High Risk Breast Screening Clinic is designed to offer personalized risk assessment, strategies to reduce risk, and surveillance for women who have a higher risk for developing breast cancer.

Our team combines the latest medical and scientific knowledge with the most advanced surveillance and diagnostic methods so you . We follow the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for enhanced surveillance, lifestyle risk reducing strategies, and consideration of risk reducing medications (chemoprophylaxis).

The clinic provides:  

  • In-depth evaluation which includes a personalized breast cancer and hereditary cancer risk assessment, with referral to a trusted genetic counselor for testing and counseling, when appropriate. 

  • Individualized breast cancer screening, for appropriate patients, including

  • Clinical breast exam

  • Breast screening surveillance using a combination of screening technologies such as 3-D Mammogram, screening breast MRI or whole breast screening ultrasound, as appropriate.

  • Personalized lifestyle modification with risk reducing strategies and a nutrition plan with referral to a nutritionist.

  • Consideration for chemoprophylaxis.

  • Referral to a specialist to discuss risk-reducing surgery, if appropriate.

Patients with the following risk factors may be referred to our clinic:

     •  Atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) 

•  Atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH)

•  Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)

•  Genetic mutation with increased risk of developing      breast cancer

•  Lifetime risk of developing breast cancer >20%

•  Age 35 or older and a Gail Model 5-year risk of developing breast cancer of 1.7% or greater

•  Patients that received thoracic radiation therapy between the ages of 10 and 30.

In addition, Patients with any of the following risk factors may also consider referral: 

•  An individual with no personal history of cancer but with a close relative with any of the following:

•  A known mutation in a cancer susceptibility gene within the family

•  ≥2 breast cancer primaries in a single individual

•  ≥2 individuals with breast cancer primaries on the same side of family with at least one diagnosed ≤50 years old

•  Ovarian cancer

•  Male breast cancer

  • First- or second-degree relative with breast cancer at ≤45 years of age

  • Family history of three or more of the following (especially if diagnosed at ≤50 years of age and can include multiple primary cancers in same individual): breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer (Gleason score ≥7 or metastatic), melanoma, sarcoma, adrenocortical carcinoma, brain tumors, leukemia, diffuse gastric cancer, colon cancer, endometrial cancer, thyroid cancer, kidney cancer, macrocephaly or hamartomatous polyps of the GI tract.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call (309) 672-4202.