Jefferson Health

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

All women are at risk of developing breast cancer, just to greater or lesser degrees. Understanding your risk may help you choose ways to reduce your risk or screening options that would be best for you.

Jefferson's Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Program in Philadelphia serves to offer all women an opportunity to learn more about their individual risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime.

How We Calculate Your Risk

Our clinicians discuss with you the following information to calculate your individual risk:

  • Health/Medical History
  • Family History
  • Lifestyle History, including diet, exercise and tobacco use

After meeting with our clinical specialists, you will have a better understanding of:

  • Your individual risk for developing breast cancer in your lifetime
  • A plan on how you may reduce your risk of developing breast cancer
  • The best screening options for you

How Do I Make an Appointment for a Risk Assessment?

Call 215-955-9098, Sue Miller-Samuel, RN, MSN, our advanced practice nurse in Genetics.