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Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Available

 

Our team understands your concerns if you have family members that have experienced breast cancer or if you simply want to assess your personal risk of developing breast cancer. Gwinnett Medical Center believes that education is empowering and we’re here to help you better understand the risks of breast cancer, but also opportunities to reduce your risk through prevention. We hope these resources provide helpful information:

 

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment: Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in women. Take this easy online breast cancer risk assessment to understand your personal risks, so routine screenings can be scheduled appropriately.

Preventing Cancer: Learn how to make lifestyle changes that can help prevent cancer or decrease your personal risk of getting breast cancer.

Genetic Testing Overview: Understand how your DNA can affect your risks of certain cancers. By understanding the genetic testing options available, patients can be proactive about screenings and lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk. 

Smoking Cessation: Gwinnett Medical Center provides resources to help you stop smoking. Our team provides expert clinical support in our smoking cessation classes to help eliminate this significant risk factor of developing cancer.                                                                  

Cancer FAQs: General information about cancer is provided through Gwinnett Medical Center’s frequently asked questions to better inform patients and family members about cancer causes, treatments and prevention.

Getting Healthier after Cancer: At any phase of life or before or after any serious illness, getting and staying healthier should be a priority. Learn more about how to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Cancer’s Warning Signs: Are you aware of some of cancer's warning signs? Take our quiz to learn more about how you can increase your awareness of signs of cancer for early detection.

Nutrition and Cancer: Good nutrition plays an important role in health – every day, but especially during a serious illness. Take our easy online quiz to learn more about nutrition and how it can affect your health.

Understanding Cancer Statistics: Learn more about cancer statistics and general information about lifetime risks or incidence and relative risk rates that can affect your health.

Understanding Cancer Tests: Do you need help understanding the differences in imaging tests that may be used for cancer? Read more about the various tests that may be a part of your care.

American Cancer Society Screening Guidelines: Read more about national standards for screening recommendations for any phase of life.

 

Join the Movement to Fight Back Against Cancer

You can join the movement for more birthdays and fight back against cancer by enrolling in a research study called the Cancer Prevention Study - 3 (CPS-3). The American Cancer Society's Epidemiology Research Program is inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have no personal history of cancer to join this historic research study. The ultimate goal is to enroll at least 300,000 adults from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the U.S. By joining CPS-3, you can help us understand how to prevent cancer, which will save lives and give people more of their most precious resource: time.