High Risk Cancer Program

New Program for Those at High Risk of Breast Cancer 


High Risk Cancer Program

The high risk breast cancer program provides patients at high risk of developing breast cancer with monitoring designed to reduce risk of the disease or to diagnose it in its earliest stages.

You may be seen at the high risk cancer program if: 

  • You have a family history of breast cancer diagnosed at or before 50 years of age and are 20 years old or older
  • You have multiple close relatives with a history of breast cancer
  • Your family has a known gene mutation with associated increased breast cancer risks
  • You have a history of breast biopsy proven atypical hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
  • You have had chest wall radiation
  • You have a family history of male breast cancer
  • You are of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry

Your Visit with Us

Your individual needs are our concern. Your visit with us will include an evaluation by a breast care provider who will assess your risk factors for breast cancer and determine the appropriate screenings for you. Your individual history will be reviewed by a genetic counselor and recommendations will be provided. You will also receive education about your breast health, including specific recommendations for risk management and reduction.

What to Expect

  • A comprehensive clinical breast exam
  • Risk assessment and breast density review
  • Breast imaging recommendations
  • Genetics review and recommendations
  • Dietary and lifestyle recommendations

Scheduling an Appointment

Your physician may refer you to our clinic or you may contact us directly.

Phone: 269.932.9337
Email: SHLhighriskcancerclinic@spectrumhealth.org

Spectrum Health Lakeland High Risk Cancer Program
3900 Hollywood Road St. Joseph, Michigan 49085

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