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Quiz: Are you at High Risk for Breast Cancer?

By DuPage Medical Group

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 Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Quiz.

Quiz

Please answer yes or no to the questions below.

Personal History

1. Have you had chest wall radiation before age 30?                                                                                
Yes      No

2. Have you had a breast biopsy showing atypical ductal hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ?        
Yes     No

3. Have you had genetic testing done and know that you carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation?   
Yes     No

4. Were you diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45?                                                                        
Yes     No

5. Have you had breast cancer in both breasts and more than one within the same breast?                  
Yes     No

6. Do you have an Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry and breast or ovarian cancer?                                        
Yes     No

7. Have you had breast and ovarian cancer?                                                                                            
Yes     No

8. Have you had ovarian cancer (any age)?                                                                                               
Yes     No


Family History 

1. Do you have any male family members with breast cancer?                                                                                 
Yes     No

2. Has the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation been identified through genetic testing in your family?                         
Yes     No

3. Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45?                                                     
Yes     No

4. Do you have a family member who has been diagnosed with two or more breast cancers, one before age 45?  
Yes     No

5. Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer (at any age)?                                   
Yes     No

6.  Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with ovarian cancer (any age)?                                                         
Yes     No


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 DMG’s 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. 


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