While one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, what stage they are diagnosed at impacts survival rates. The earlier we can identify breast cancer the better the rate of survival.

Our clinic is focused on identifying women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer due to a variety of factors and providing compassionate care, treatment options and resources.

As every woman’s level of risk is different, our experienced staff of dedicated imagers, specialized physicians, certified nurse navigators and nurse practitioners tailor care for your specific needs. Our staff can help you identify your risk level, where appropriate access genetic testing, provide preventative care, support care coordination and offer a diverse array of treatment options if needed.

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you will be paired with a nurse navigator who specializes in breast health.

A breast health nurse navigator can:

  • Help patients navigate the health care system.
  • Provide educational and resources to promote breast health.
  • Provide one-on-one consultations to help patients and family members better understand the diagnosis and treatment options.
  • Help patients gather information.
  • Coordinate care and appointments for quicker treatment.
  • Identify and provides assistance to overcome barriers to cancer care, such as finances, transportation, language, culture, communication or fear.
  • Link patients, caregivers and families to community resources to address specific needs during cancer treatment.

Am I at high risk for developing breast cancer?

The strongest risk factor for breast cancer is your age. Your breast density, family history, ethnicity, weight, and a myriad of lifestyle and life experiences also impact your risk of developing breast cancer. We use a statistical model of risk assessment to assess what the risk is to women with similar risk factors. Our nurse navigators can provide risk assessment and share the results with your physician. Contact 520-324-2778 for more information about the High-Risk Breast Center.