Various options are available for women who are at elevated risk for breast cancer,
such as supplemental breast cancer screening, genetic counseling/testing, and chemoprevention.
Learn more about these high risk options.
What is my risk?
The average woman has a 12% (1 in 8) chance to develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
Some women have a higher-than-average risk for breast cancer. This may be due to a variety
of factors, such as family history, breast density, and hormonal factors. Various computer-based
models are available to assess breast cancer risk and, depending on a woman’s individual
level of risk, different medical management options may be available for consideration by
her and her doctor(s).
Risk Assessment Models
The models used in our Risk Assessment and Prevention Program are endorsed by the
American Cancer Society and include: