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Genetic Risk Assessment

At St. Joseph Breast Center we feel that knowing your risk for breast cancer is the first step in empowering yourself against the disease. When you have a mammogram at the Breast Center, you can also receive a genetic risk assessment at no cost. We provide a short questionnaire that evaluates your personal and family risk factors for developing breast or ovarian cancer and can give us a good idea of whether the patient should take advantage of genetic testing.

Women who find out they are carrying the mutations could get regular MRIs to try to catch any cancer early, when it's most treatable and can also engage in lifestyle changes to minimize their chances of getting cancer in the first place.

For more information on the Breast Center's genetic risk assessment, call 816-943-3173.