Review the Breast MRI Checklist to the right to help determine if you are a candidate.
Naturally, if you have any question or concerns about your breast health, please contact your physician or call Aurora Breast Center 1-210-247-0888
The American Cancer Society recommends that women at high risk for breast cancer add an annual breast MRI screening to their yearly mammogram. The following are criteria for women who may be at increased risk for breast cancer.
Check the box(es) that are appropriate for you, then bring this to your next appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss breast MRI.
- Do you have a personal or family history of breast and/ or ovarian cancer?
- Have you been tested and found to have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation?
- Do you have a first-degree relative (parent, brother, sister, or child) with the BRCA! Or BRCA2 gene mutation, and have not had genetic testing yourself?
- Have you had radiation to the chest between the ages of 10 and 30?
- Do you have Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Cowden syndrome, or Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, or have one of these syndromes in first-degree relatives?
- Have you been told that you have a lifetime risk of breast cancer of 20% to 25% or greater, according to a risk assessment tools based mainly on family history?
- Have you been told that you are at a moderately increased lifetime risk (15% to 20%) for developing breast cancer? If yes, you should talk with your doctor about the benefits and limitations of adding an MRI screening to your yearly mammogram.