New High-Risk Breast Clinic identifies preventative actions to save lives
Knowing your breast cancer risk can help you take early action to reduce it. Our High-Risk Breast Clinic is amultispecialty clinic designed for patients with an increased risk of breast cancer (from family history or biopsy-based risk factors). The goal is to lower the risk of developing cancer for these patients.
Those who qualify will receive a personalized risk management plan developed by our team of experts in the following areas:
The personalized plan may include:
If you qualify, a nurse practitioner will advise you and help you through preventive steps and early interventions to reduce the chance of needing treatments that are more aggressive.
You may qualify for the High-Risk Breast Clinic if you have:
Ask your primary care provider, obstetrician or gynecologist if your family history of breast cancer qualifies you for high-risk assessment and services. Or call the High-Risk Breast Clinic for more information at (217) 383-3010 to learn more.
With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.