Breast cancer screening should be tailored to a woman’s risk factors and breast density
Full article: https://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2545959
The United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends a screening mammogram every other year for women ages 50-74 who are at average risk for breast cancer. But do all patients in this category benefit from this screening regimen? 10/18/16
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- Do I have dense breasts?
- What is my breast cancer risk?
- Should I have genetic testing for an inherited mutation?
- Can you refer me to a genetic counselor?
- How can I lower my breast cancer risk?
- When should I start breast cancer screening?
- I have a family history of breast cancer; should I start screening mammograms before age 50?
- I have a mutation in a gene associated with increased breast cancer risk; what other breast screening should I consider?
- I received a dense breast notification at my last mammogram; what type of breast cancer screening do I need?
Open Clinical Trials
The following breast cancer screening clinical trials are currently enrolling participants:
The following are breast cancer screening or prevention studies enrolling people at high risk for breast cancer.
Additional risk-management clinical trials for people at high risk for breast cancer may be found here.
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.