The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment & Genetic Counseling Program at Missouri Baptist Medical Center provides comprehensive breast cancer screenings and customized surveillance plan for patients with an increased risk of breast cancer. The plan includes personalized care coordination by specialized nurses who will navigate patients to a variety of resources, exams and/or treatment options.
Annual screening mammograms beginning at age 40 continue to be the best tool for early detection of breast cancer in women of average risk; however, identifying women at increased risk can assist patients and their physicians in deciding if additional imaging surveillance or other measures should be considered.
At each annual screening mammogram visit, personal risk factors and family history are reviewed. Women with specific risk factors, or a combination of risk factors, are offered a more in-depth assessment.
Patient Benefits for the Risk Assessment & Genetic Counseling Program
Advanced Breast Cancer Screening Options
Referrals and Risk Factors – All screening mammography patients who obtain imaging in the Breast HealthCare Center will automatically be assessed for the Breast Cancer Risk Evaluation Program. The following risk factors can increase your chances of developing breast cancer.
For more information on our Breast Cancer Risk Assessment & Genetic Counseling Program, call Missouri Baptist at 314-996-7594 or contact us online.