Are you at High Risk for Breast Cancer?

Take our Breast Can­cer Risk Assess­ment to deter­mine your risk.

Accord­ing to the Amer­i­can Can­cer Soci­ety, 1 in 8 women will be diag­nosed with breast can­cer some­time in their life­time. While the biggest risk fac­tors of devel­op­ing breast can­cer are your age and gen­der — oth­er fac­tors can also increase an indi­vid­u­al’s risk includ­ing genet­ic make­up, personal/​family his­to­ry, dense breast tis­sue and more.

Be proac­tive about your health and deter­mine if you are con­sid­ered high-risk for breast can­cer by tak­ing the below Breast Can­cer Risk Assessment.

Please answer YES or NO to the ques­tions below.

Per­son­al History

  1. Have you had chest wall radi­a­tion before age 30? 
  2. Have you had a breast biop­sy show­ing atyp­i­cal duc­tal hyper­pla­sia or lob­u­lar car­ci­no­ma in situ? 
  3. Have you had genet­ic test­ing done and know that you car­ry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation? 
  4. Were you diag­nosed with breast can­cer before age 45?
  5. Have you had breast can­cer in both breasts and more than one with­in the same breast? 
  6. Do you have an Ashke­nazi Jew­ish ances­try and breast or ovar­i­an cancer? 
  7. Have you had breast and ovar­i­an cancer? 
  8. Have you had ovar­i­an can­cer (any age)? 

Fam­i­ly History 

  1. Do you have any male fam­i­ly mem­bers with breast cancer? 
  2. Has the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene muta­tion been iden­ti­fied through genet­ic test­ing in your family? 
  3. Has any­one in your fam­i­ly been diag­nosed with breast can­cer before age 45? 
  4. Do you have a fam­i­ly mem­ber who has been diag­nosed with two or more breast can­cers, one before age 45? 
  5. Has any­one in your fam­i­ly been diag­nosed with breast and ovar­i­an can­cer (at any age)? 
  6. Has any­one in your fam­i­ly been diag­nosed with ovar­i­an can­cer (any age)? 


If you answered yes” to any of the ques­tions above relat­ing to you or your fam­i­ly’s health his­to­ry — you may be con­sid­ered high risk. 

If you are at high risk for breast can­cer, tak­ing advan­tage of cer­tain med­ical options may detect can­cer at an ear­li­er stage — or decrease your risk for devel­op­ment of breast cancer.

Learn more about our High Risk Breast Clin­ic or call 630−545−7659 to make an appointment.

Togeth­er we can help eval­u­ate options to reduce your risk and choose appro­pri­ate actions to take con­trol of your breast health.