If you have known genetic mutations associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, or a history of radiation therapy to the chest, talk with your doctor to formulate a health plan including earlier and more intensive screening.
Breast imaging: Includes mammography, ultrasonography and breast MRI
Breast biopsy: A radiologist or surgeon samples a portion or all of the suspicious tissue.
Breast MRI: MRI can be used if you have a hereditary risk of developing breast cancer or if you have dense breasts or scar tissue. Breast MRI is also helpful in determining the extent, size and distribution of newly diagnosed breast cancer.
If you or a loved one has a concern related to breast cancer or are at high risk to develop breast cancer, please contact a comprehensive breast care center, shown below.