TriHealth’s High-Risk Breast Program brings together experts in cancer prevention and detection to be a resource for you. The program provides personalized cancer risk review, education, and individualized screening plans with a team approach.
About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. However, some are at a greater risk of having the disease than others. Some factors we can change, such as nutrition or exercise, and others we can’t, such as age or genetics. You may want to consider a visit if you have one or more of the following:
It’s important to remember that just because you may have one or more of these risk factors, it doesn’t mean you will develop cancer. You may be at a higher risk than the general population and based on national guidelines, those at increased risk can benefit from preventative care.
At TriHealth we work with you prior to scheduling to complete an electronic risk assessment and review results. Our CARE (Cancer Assessment Risk Education) process will help identify if you have increased hereditary risk or if you have an increased risk for breast cancer in comparison to the general population.
High-Risk Clinical Team
Our high risk clinic providers are specially trained to assess a patient's risk of breast cancer and offer strategies for risk reduction. To accomplish this, they complete personalized risk models, review lifestyle and medical strategies to lower cancer risk, perform a clinical breast exam and coordinate breast imaging.
Our fellowship trained breast surgeons specialize in the treatment of benign and malignant breast disease. In the high-risk breast program, they coordinate high-risk screening, provide counsel to genetic carriers and perform risk reducing mastectomy when appropriate.
Our Certified High-Risk Breast Navigator
At the core of our program is our certified High-Risk Breast Navigator. Our Navigator has completed training through the National Consortium of Breast Centers to become an expert in breast health and cancer risk factors. In the High-Risk Program, the navigator schedules a phone call to review your referral, discuss appointment options, and offer resources based on your interests.