Calming the Fear New Program Monitors Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer

The program gives women peace of mind through genetic counseling and screenings with the most thorough technologies.

Sanford’s new High Risk Breast Cancer Surveillance Program is specifically created to provide consistent screening and follow-up for breast cancer survivors and women with high risk factors for breast cancer. The program gives women peace of mind through genetic counseling and screenings with the most thorough technologies. This helps identify potential areas of concern long before they could be found with traditional techniques.

Who is considered high risk?
There are multiple factors that can identify a woman as high risk for breast cancer including a personal history or family history of the disease, carrying the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, two genes closely associated with breast cancer, or having extremely dense breast tissue.

What is the High Risk Breast Cancer Surveillance Program?
Sanford Breast Health Institute brings together all of Sanford’s breast health specialists to provide education and advanced screening to women in the high risk program. These advanced screening techniques allow physician to rule out breast cancer or find it while it is still extremely small.

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