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.