Breast Health Center

Risk Assessment

To help you assess your risk of developing breast cancer, we have created an easy-to-use tool. Simply answer these five questions. If you answer yes to any, you may be at a higher risk for developing breast cancer.

Call us at (331) 221-6036, so we can discuss your findings and next steps.

How Can I Determine If I Am at High Risk?

  1. Do you have a family or personal history of:
    1. Breast cancer before age 50?
    2. Breast cancer in two or more close relatives?*
    3. Breast cancer in a male relative?
    4. Breast cancer in both breasts or twice in the same breast?
    5. Ovarian cancer at any age?
  2. Do you have a family member who has a known mutation in BRCA1, BRCA2 or another breast cancer susceptibility gene?
  3. Do you have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation?
  4. Do you have a history of biopsy-proven atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH), atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH) or lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)?
  5. Have you had chest wall radiation (for example, in treatment for Hodgkin’s disease) between ages 10 and 30?

*Definition of close relatives: mother, father, sister, daughter, brother, son, aunt, uncle, grandmother, grandfather, granddaughter, grandson, niece, nephew, half-brother or half-sister.

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Network

This site is part of the Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare network of Web sites, which covers a variety of topics using the same philosophy: When it comes to medical care, we know that you have a lot of options. And we want you to know that you're more than a patient to us. You're an individual. We would appreciate the opportunity to provide you with state-of-the-art medical care and down-to-earth, personalized attention.

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