Cancer Risk Assessment
EWBC provides risk assessment for all our patients. Determining an individual’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is imperative in implementing an appropriate management plan.
Our patients complete a health history questionnaire which allows newest developed software to calculate both the patient’s lifetime risk of breast cancer as well as their individual likelihood of a genetic mutation. An average woman’s lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is 12%. Any patient with a calculated lifetime risk of developing breast cancer above 20% on a risk assessment model (Tyrer-Cuzick, Gail, etc), is eligible for high risk Screening Breast MRI. Any patient with an appropriate family or personal history is eligible for Genetic Counseling.
Referring physicians receive a report which includes all appropriate risk scores.