Beaumont Hospitals is helping patients get one step ahead of breast cancer through innovative services that help identify women at high risk. The clinic offers rapid response service for women with risk factors and has programs to oversee cancer research and clinical trials. Our staff also counsels women on ways to reduce risk for breast cancer.
The average lifetime risk of breast cancer in an American woman is one in seven. The likelihood increases in women who have certain uncontrollable risk factors. These include the following:
If you have any of these risk factors, you may need more than an annual mammogram or clinical breast exam. The High Risk Clinic will work with you to determine your risk level and counsel you on the best way to ensure your long-term health.
The services at the Beaumont High Risk Clinic are designed to be convenient and are customized for each patient, offering many advantages over other breast centers:
After a first visit, most patients receive long-term follow-up services. Patients are seen once or twice a year for a personalized surveillance program, based on individual risk factors. A multidisciplinary team manages patient care and will make recommendations for you that may include:
If you have some of the risk factors listed earlier, many insurance companies will cover some or all of the services offered at the Center. When you are scheduled for each procedure, you may request information about insurance coverage and your financial responsibility.
You may want to first discuss your interest in the Center with your primary care physician, gynecologist, oncologist or surgeon.
To make an appointment at our Royal Oak or Troy Centers, call 1-888-924-9460. To make an appointment for genetic counseling or testing only, call the Beaumont Cancer Genetics Program at 248-551-3388.
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