Women at increased risk have a higher chance of getting breast cancer. This doesn’t mean you will definitely get cancer. But you may need to start screening at an earlier age, get additional tests or be tested more often. You’re at increased risk for breast cancer if you fall under one or more of these groups. History of radiation treatment to the chest. Genetic mutation, including an abnormality in the BARCA 1 or BRAC 2 genes, CDH1, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba Syndrome. History of lobular carcinoma in situ Five-year risk of breast cancer 1.7% or greater at age 35 or older as defined by a Gail Model calculation A life-time risk of breast cancer 20% or greater Women with a strong family history of breast cancer should consider speaking with a genetic counselor.
Source: MD Anderson Cancer Center 2019