Breast Care High-Risk Screening


  • Screening for Women with Increased Breast Cancer RISK
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    The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center offers a Breast Cancer RISK program to monitor women who have a higher-than-average risk of developing breast cancer. The word RISK stands for:

    • Reduce – There are things you can do every day to reduce your cancer risk, such as maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking. 
    • Intervene – When you are aware of your cancer risk, you are more likely to notice a problem and intervene early, when it is most treatable. 
    • Screen –Imaging technology such as 3D mammography and breast MRI are vital tools to screen for abnormal cells or changes in the breast. 
    • Know – Education is power. When you know your risk, you can make informed choices to protect your health. 

    When you are referred to the Breast Cancer RISK program, you meet with a fellowship-trained breast physician to talk about your cancer risk. Your mammogram is reviewed by a fellowship-trained radiologist who specializes in breast imaging. You also have an opportunity to meet with our genetic counselor. We then develop a customized plan for you that includes recommendations for long-term screening with our advanced imaging techniques, diet and exercise guidelines, and intervention strategies.

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    Who Qualifies for the Program?

    Conditions that qualify for a referral include a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, or a history of atypical ductal hyperplasia, atypical lobular hyperplasia, or lobular carcinoma in situ.

    Most insurance plans will cover the cost of the service if you are referred by your primary care physician. Please check with your insurance program to ensure coverage. 

    Make an Appointment

    To learn more about the Breast Cancer RISK program, call 912-350-2700. Please request a referral from your primary care physician or OB/GYN. If you need assistance getting a referral, let us know and we will help.