SOMERVILLE, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s Steeplechase Cancer Center recently introduced a comprehensive High Risk Breast Screening and Risk Reduction Program for individuals who are at an increased risk for developing breast cancer.
Women may be at an elevated risk for breast cancer based on a combination of personal, lifestyle and/or genetic risk factors. The American Cancer Society defines a woman as “high risk” for breast cancer if her lifetime risk of developing the disease is 20 percent or higher.
“Our multidisciplinary team of specially trained physicians, nurses and genetic counselors will help women understand their risk factors and determine what actions they can take to protect themselves,” said breast surgeon Dr. Deborah Lue, medical director of breast cancer services for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s Steeplechase Cancer Center. “We will help women develop an individualized program to address their elevated risk, which may include additional imaging studies, genetic counseling and testing, lifestyle and dietary changes, and meetings with breast surgeons and medical oncologists.”
Women will complete a risk evaluation form at the time of their annual mammogram at the Sanofi US Breast Care Program. The calculated risk assessment results will be provided to the patient and her physician.
For more information about the High Risk Breast Screening Program or to make an appointment, call 908-243-8660.