Dr. Therese Bevers talks about the new screening guidelines for Breast cancer. http://www.mdanderson.org/screeningguidelines Women at increased risk have a higher chance of getting breast cancer than women at average risk. Women at increased risk include those who have a: * History of radiation treatment to the chest * Genetic mutations, including an abnormality in the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 genes, Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, CDH1, Cowden's Syndrome or Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba Syndrome * History of Lobular Carcinoma in Situ * Five-year risk of breast cancer 1.7% or greater at age 35 or older, as defined by a Gail Model calculation. Calculate your risk using the Gail Model * A life-time risk of breast cancer 20% or greater, as defined by models dependent on family history. Women with a strong family history of breast cancer should consider speaking with a genetic counselor to learn more about these models and have their risk determined.
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