Some risk factors put women at a high risk of breast cancer.
Factors that greatly increase the risk of breast cancer include :
Some factors increase breast cancer risk a modest amount (such as usual hyperplasia). Having more than one of these factors may also put a woman at high risk.
Talk with your health care provider about your risk of breast cancer.
Learn more about estimating breast cancer risk.
There are special screening guidelines for some women at higher risk of breast cancer [147-148].
If you're at higher than average risk of breast cancer, talk with your health care provider about the screening plan that's best for you. You may need to be screened earlier and more often than other women.
Learn more about breast cancer screening for women at higher risk.
If you have a high risk of breast cancer, options to lower your risk may include:
Talk with your health care provider about the pros and cons of these 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