Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program
If you believe you are at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer, you may want to make an appointment at the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program—part of the Women’s Center on the third floor of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) building.
This specialized program offers a multidisciplinary, personalized approach to cancer risk assessment, prevention, and screening.
Who is at High Risk?
You may be at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer (or both) if any of these is true:
- You have a strong family history of either disease.
- You have had an abnormal result on a BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic test.
- You have Lynch syndrome.
- A biopsy has shown that you have atypical hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS).
You have a strong family history if any of these is true:
- You have two or more relatives on the same side of your family with breast or ovarian cancer, especially if the breast cancer was diagnosed before the age of 50.
- You have a male relative with breast cancer.
- You have a relative who has had two primary breast cancers or has had both breast and ovarian cancer.
Learn More or Make an Appointment
To find out more about the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program or schedule an appointment, call (206) 288-6990.
At your appointment, you will meet with our team of breast and ovarian cancer experts. These include a medical oncologist, a genetic counselor, a nutritionist, and a gynecologic oncologist. You will receive information about risk factors and strategies to reduce your risk, including a comprehensive, personal program for cancer prevention and early detection.
If you are at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer and have been seen at the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program, you can be referred to the Women’s Wellness Clinic for routine medical exams and close monitoring. Women who do not have cancer come to the Women’s Wellness Clinic for help with cancer prevention.
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) is a Web site dedicated to helping improve the lives of people affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.