Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program
Each year, more than 180,000 women in the United States are diagnosed
with breast cancer. Many of these women wonder if they are in the 5 - 7
percent who have a hereditary form of the disease. Of those women who
have family histories, most tend to overestimate their breast cancer
risk and may be needlessly anxious.
Lankenau Medical Center's Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics
Program accurately evaluates your risk factors for breast cancer in an
effort to determine your lifetime breast cancer risk. You will gain an
understanding about what it means to be at average, moderate or high
risk for developing breast cancer. With this knowledge, you will be able
to make informed healthcare decisions regarding breast cancer risk.
Program participants meet with a certified genetic counselor to discuss
breast cancer risk factors, a personalized risk profile,
risk-appropriate screening guidelines and risk-reduction options.
Individuals with personal and/or family cancer histories suggestive of
an inherited predisposition are offered genetic counseling and genetic
testing when appropriate. And all participants have the expertise of a
medical oncologist, a certified genetic counselor and an oncology social
worker available as necessary.
The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program is open to any
person concerned about breast cancer risk. Individuals who may be
particularly interested are those with the following risk factors:
Early onset breast cancer (before age 40)
Bilateral or multiple primary breast cancers
Breast cancer at any age in patients of Ashkenazi Jewish
Male breast cancer
Family history of breast, ovarian or male breast
For more information on the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and
Genetics Program, or to schedule an appointment, call 484-476-8150.
Lankenau Cancer Center
Schedule an appointment with a Lankenau cancer specialist:
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.