Breast Cancer Risk Stratification

Do you know your lifetime risk for developing breast cancer? At Progressive Women’s Healthcare we perform individualized breast risk assessments on our patients. Our goal is to group women into 3 different categories: Average Risk, Increased Risk, and High Risk. It is important to know which category a women falls into because screening and management guidelines vary greatly. Many women need more than just an annual mammogram. The first step is to collect a thorough and accurate family history of cancer from all of our patients. Based on this information, some women may need to have hereditary cancer screening.  Other women may not meet criteria for testing; however still have a family history of breast cancer, increasing their risk well above the general population’s risk. An individualized breast risk assessment is then done, which factors in potential sporadic risk factors and family history of breast cancer.  The assessment allows us to confidently know which risk category the patient falls into, therefore ensuring the best management for breast health. At Progressive Women’s Healthcare our mission is to catch breast cancer as early as possible and to even prevent breast cancer before it starts!

2017-10-05T01:46:23+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

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  1. Rita October 11, 2017 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    YOU need to do this test ! I am a Breast Cancer Survivor. Dr. Peterson SAVED MY LIFE WITH EARLY DETECTION ! I have a family history, but was BRAC 1 negative. She encouraged me to do testing and followed up with me. She is the GREATEST ! I am thankful for her vision, her passion and mostly for the care and kindness that she show her patients. You could not have a better Doctor, a better Nurse Practitioner, a better OB/GYN Practice to look after you and your family.

  2. Bengalgal2487 October 25, 2017 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    I agree ! DO THIS TEST ! Dr. Peterson saved my life with early detection !!!!!! I will be forever grateful. She is the ABSOLUTE BEST BEST BEST OB/GYN. Bring all the women in your family to this practice, you will not be disappointed. She is the greatest.

  3. Annette October 31, 2017 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    I am a Breast Cancer Survivor because of this practice. They are caring, compassionate and go above and beyond, around the corner, whatever it takes to give you the very best care. #PROGRESSIVE WOMEN STRONG

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