High Risk Breast Cancer Criteria

Evaluating Your Breast Cancer Risks

Knowing your breast cancer risks helps us to provide you with the best possible screening services. For some women, the risk of developing breast cancer is much higher, based on a number of criteria.

If you are found to have elevated breast cancer risks, we’ll work to offer you more frequent breast exams with a breast specialist and more frequent breast imaging in order to catch possible breast cancer as soon as possible.

Breast Cancer Evaluation

If you have a personal or family history of any of the following, please consider coming in for a breast cancer evaluation:

  • Personal history of abnormal cells: Atypical ductal or lobular hyperplasia
  • Personal history of lobular carcinoma in situ
  • Breast cancer at age 50 or younger
  • Ovarian cancer at any age
  • Male breast cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Triple-negative breast cancer
  • Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with breast, ovarian or pancreatic cancer
  • Two or more relatives with breast cancer, one under age 50
  • Three or more relatives with breast cancer at any age
  • A known BRCA genetic mutation in the family 
  • Two primary breast cancers

Take the Next Step in Your Journey

The Saint Vincent Hospital Breast Center is located in at One Eaton Place in downtown Worcester and is open Monday through Friday, ​8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment, please call (866) 494-3627.