High-Risk Breast Clinic
The High-Risk Breast Clinic at the Billings Clinic offers world-class care to women with an elevated risk of developing breast cancer.
At our clinic, you with be connected to a multidisciplinary team that specializes in breast care. We will evaluate your breast cancer risk and partner with you to design a personalized risk-management plan.
You should consider being evaluated at the High-Risk Breast Clinic if:
- You have a strong family history of breast cancer.
- You or a family member have been diagnosed with a genetic mutation associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, such as the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.
- You have been diagnosed with any of the following breast tissue changes and lesions: Lobular Carcinoma in Situ, Atypical Lobular or Ductal Hyperplasia, Lobular Neoplasia.
- You are of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage.
- You have a family member who was diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age.
- You have dense breast tissue plus a family history of breast cancer.
- You have had radiation to the chest.
- You have a family history of pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, or of multiple types of cancer.
Learn Your Risk
What to Expect During Your Visit:
We will conduct a breast exam and a comprehensive risk assessment. You may meet with a genetic counselor to discuss genetic testing. From there, we will work with you create a plan to manage your risk. Options include enhanced screening to ensure that any cancer is caught at its earliest and most treatable stage; medications proven to reduce risk; and surgery, including mastectomy, salpingo-oophorectomy and hysterectomy.
If you have been referred by a physician, our Nurse Navigator will contact you to schedule your appointment.