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What Is Your Risk for Breast Cancer?

Knowing if you’re at risk of developing breast cancer is an essential part of your breast health. Discovering if risk factors are present is key to preventing or identifying the disease early.

For this reason, your comprehensive breast health screening includes a mammogram with something more, a breast cancer risk assessment.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) breast cancer risk assessment tool is used to determine your individual five-year and lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. The NCI breast cancer risk assessment tool is based on a statistical model known as the Gail Model. The risk assessment provides your physician with information to plan your individualized breast health care plan.

For additional information on the NCI breast cancer risk assessment tool, visit cancer.gov/bcrisktool.

What If Your Risk Is High?

The Gwinnett Breast Center’s High-Risk program provides:

  • Consultation with a cancer risk counselor
  • Genetic testing if indicated
  • Increased surveillance with Breast MRI—in accordance with guidelines by the American Cancer Society, the American College of Radiology and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines
  • Medical management options

The Gwinnett Breast Center Program, conveniently located in Lawrenceville, Duluth and Hamilton Mill, is:

  • Accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • Accredited by the American College of Radiology with a Certificate of Excellence in all imaging modalities:
    • Digital mammography
    • Breast ultrasound
    • Stereotactic guided-core biopsy
    • Ultrasound guided-core biopsy

For more information, call 678-312-3235 to speak with our cancer risk counselor. The Gwinnett Breast Center looks forward to providing you with a comprehensive breast screening.