High Risk Breast Cancer Program

 

Know yourself. Know your health.

Some families may have an increased risk for breast cancer due to personal risk factors, family history, a hereditary cancer syndrome or a gene mutation in their family. These women may have a 20-85 percent chance of developing breast cancer during their lifetime.

Cancer risk assessment is one of many services available through the High-Risk Breast Cancer Program. Healthcare professionals on a multidisciplinary team, including medical oncologists and surgeons from Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, will help you manage your breast cancer risk by providing:

  • Education about hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Genetic counseling and testing
  • Personalized screening plan
  • Coordination of specialist appointments, if needed
  • Prevention strategies that include nutrition, exercise and psycho-social counseling

Screening and close monitoring are essential to catching breast cancer in its earliest stages.

For more information, contact the Nassif Community Cancer Center at (319) 558-4876.

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