Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

Also known as: Family history of breast and ovarian cancer
The average woman has a small chance of getting breast cancer and an even smaller chance of getting ovarian cancer. Your chances may be slightly higher because of your age or race. But if someone in your family has had breast or ovarian cancer, your chances of getting those cancers may be even higher. And the more relatives you have with these cancers, the higher your chances are. Women who have higher chances than normal are said to be “at higher risk.”
At Providence, achieving optimal breast health and providing world-class treatment for breast cancer are equal priorities in our continuing goal to improve women’s health. Providence Breast Centers offer comprehensive access to state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging techniques to ensure accurate and timely diagnoses.