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Mission Breast Program High Risk Clinic

The Mission Breast Program High Risk Breast Clinic is designed to educate women about their individual risk for breast and ovarian cancer, plan a strategy to reduce risk and initiate screenings to identify cancer as early as possible.

Who should be evaluated at the high risk clinic?

Women with:

  • A first degree relative with breast cancer (mother, sister, father)
  • A relative with breast cancer younger than age 50
  • A family member with ovarian cancer
  • More than 2 family members on one side of the family (mother or father) with breast cancer
  • A family member with a BRCA ½ mutation
  • A history of a breast biopsy showing atypical lobular or ductal hyperplasia or Lobular Carcinoma in Situ
  • Ashkenazi Jewish Heritage
  • Multiple family members with cancer

What can you expect from your visit?

  • You will be evaluated by a physician who will obtain a family and personal history and perform a breast exam
  • You will receive a comprehensive risk assessment
  • You will receive a personalized plan with recommendations for screening, follow – up exams, and risk reduction measures
  • You may be referred for additional exams, genetic counseling or nutrition services

Do I need a referral from my doctor?

You do not need a referral to be seen in the clinic. Be assured, that your regular doctors will be informed of your visit to the clinic and will receive a copy of your recommendations.

The high risk breast clinic seeks to empower women to evaluate their breast cancer risks and take control of their health to reduce risk and reduce fear of breast cancer.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 828-670-5665.