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Our Breast Health Center in Orlando

 

The Breast Health Center is the only program of its kind in the Central Florida region designed to help women identify their genetic and environmental risk of acquiring Breast Cancer. Florida Hospital Cancer Institute's Breast Health Center ensures that patients at risk for breast cancer, due to genetic or non- genetic factors, have access to identify and reduce their risk of cancer. Staffed by Florida Hospital Cancer Institute specialists, including a nurse practitioner and genetic counselor, our goal is to evaluate cancer risks and recommend preventative treatments to those at high risk.
 

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1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Breast cancer risk factors can include:

  • Genetic Factors - patients carry gene alterations that increases their risk of breast cancer
  • Multiple close relatives with cancer (three or more close relatives on the same side of the family)
  • Early age of cancer diagnosis (less than 50 years of age)
  • Multiple primary tumors in the same individual
  • Presence of bilateral and/or rare cancers
  • Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry

Non-Genetic Factors - patients do not carry known gene alterations but are at high risk because of other factors. Examples includeAge

  • Age of first menstrual period
  • Age at first live birth of a child
  • A prior breast biopsy
  • Family history of breast cancer even though the family does not carry an identifiable genetic mutation

What is your risk?

To learn more about your breast cancer risk or to speak to a genetic counselor, contact the High Risk Breast Cancer Screening Clinic by clicking here or call (407) 303-1700.

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Request an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (407) 303-1700 or click here to fill out an online assistance form.

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