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High-Risk Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Some Cancer is Inherited

Whether you’re worried about family history of previous cancers or just have a nagging concern about your risk for breast or ovarian cancer, we can help.

UVA has the region’s only program for women who may be at high-risk for breast and ovarian cancers.

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There are new and powerful options available today to detect and fight these cancers. From advanced diagnostics like tomosynthesis (3D mammography) and non-surgical treatment like chemoprevention to leading-edge surgical treatment and genetic counseling, at UVA you’ll have access to a combination of technology and expertise that’s nationally ranked and unmatched in the region.

The most important factor is catching cancer early, when it is most treatable, as well as close monitoring if you’re at increased risk.

Am I at Risk?

Wondering if you're at risk for breast or ovarian cancer?

The Gail Model is a scientifically published, nationally accepted standard for evaluating your relative risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, based on your family history.

Take the risk assessment now

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Call us at 434.982.1004 to make an appointment.

Genetic Counseling

“It runs in the family.” How many times have we said it about a family member’s wavy hair or wide-open smile? Thanks to remarkable advances in our understanding of genetics, you can learn if you’re at higher inherited risk for cancer, enabling you to take action to stay healthy.

Genetic mutations and other inherited risk factors are a factor in less than 10 percent of all breast and ovarian cancers. But if you do carry an inherited mutation, our genetic counselors can help you understand what it means.