Assess Your Risk for Breast Cancer

Breast Health Assessment

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women other than skin cancer. The American Cancer Society says the breast cancer death rate is declining. This is probably because of earlier detection through routine screening and better treatment. Early detection is the main way to find breast cancer when it’s small and easier to treat.

This short assessment will help you learn if you have risk factors that may raise your breast cancer risk. It is not a complete review of all breast cancer risks. For a complete evaluation of your risks, see your healthcare provider. Knowing your breast cancer risk is helpful when making a breast cancer screening plan.

This tool is not meant for women who have or have had breast cancer.

African American Asian Caucasian Hispanic Other
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Mother Daughter Sister Aunt (mother’s or father’s sister) Grandmother No family history of breast cancer
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Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) Atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) Atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH) None of these
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This assessment is not intended to replace the evaluation of a healthcare professional.

Breast Health: Three-Step Plan for Preventive Care

Finding breast cancer early is the main goal of routine breast care. Follow this plan for preventive care.

Learn the Plan

How to Perform a Breast Self Exam

A breast self-exam allows you to become more familiar with your breasts and aware of their normal look and feel. By knowing the everyday condition of your breasts, it's easier to notice changes.

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