High Risk Breast Screening Program

Knowledge is power, know your risk. The High Risk Breast Screening Program at Jupiter Medical Center helps women understand, reduce and manage their risk for developing breast cancer. Your risk of developing breast cancer may be high if you have a family history of breast cancer or carry a specific mutation in your genes.

The average lifetime risk of breast cancer among American Women is one in seven. The likelihood increases for women who have certain uncontrollable risk factors, including:

  • Two or more relatives from the same side of the family diagnosed with breast cancer at any age
  • One relative diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50 or diagnosed with ovarian cancer at any age
  • A male relative with breast cancer
  • Any family history of breast or ovarian cancer and of Ashkenazi Jewish descent
  • A personal history of breast cancer, atypia or lobular carcinoma in situ
  • A personal history or prior chest radiation
  • Known or suspected to carry the BRCA 1 and/or BRCA2 gene mutations

Learn More About Your Risk Factors

If you're concerned about your risk, we can help. Our Health and Wellness Navigator can help determine your risk and guide you through the entire process.

High-risk women benefit from screening and close monitoring to aid in early detection of breast cancer. We have an entire team of breast specialists, including genetic counselors and physicians working together to provide education; hereditary cancer risk assessment; genetic counseling and testing if indicated; prevention strategies; and personalized surveillance plans.

For more information, call Gail Cooper-Parks, RN, BSN, OCN, Health and Wellness Navigator, at 561-263-4437.