Some risk factors put women at a very high risk of breast cancer.
Each of these factors can greatly increase the risk of breast cancer :
Some risk factors for breast cancer increase risk a modest amount (such as usual hyperplasia). Having more than one of these factors may also put a woman at higher risk.
Talk with your health care provider about your risk of breast cancer.
Learn more about estimating breast cancer risk.
There are special breast cancer screening guidelines for some women at higher risk [117,179].
If you're at higher risk of breast cancer, talk with your health care provider about which screening options are right for you. You may need to be screened earlier and/or more often than other women.
Learn more about breast cancer screening for women at higher risk.
If you have a higher risk of breast cancer, options to lower your risk may include:
Talk with your health care provider about the risks and benefits of your risk-lowering options.
Take the time to make decisions that are right for you. Don’t feel you need to rush.
SUSAN G. KOMEN® SUPPORT RESOURCES
Breast Cancer 101 - Risk Factors
Facts for Life: Breast Cancer & Risk
Research Fast Facts: Breast Cancer Inequities