Breast 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.