Prevention and Screening
Breast cancer screening and prevention are key components to overall good health. Many factors can contribute to breast cancer development. There are steps you can take to aid in prevention such as having a healthy, smoke-free lifestyle that includes good nutrition, regular excercise and minimal alcohol consumption. Regular breast cancer screenings are vital and can detect breast cancer in its early stages, when it is most treatable.
If you have a personal or family history of breast cancer, you are at a higher risk for developing cancer. Our Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing Program provides an in-depth assessment for individuals with a strong personal or family history of cancer. The individualized analysis helps identify people at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes, which indicates that a woman has a higher risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer in her lifetime. Genetic testing can identify individuals who have an increased chance of developing cancers by identifying genetic abnormalities.