It Starts with Your Genes. Do you know about your risk for breast cancer? Do you have a hereditary gene mutation that puts you or your family members at higher risk for breast and other cancers?
Orange County, CA Locations
- Orange | (714) 571-5900
- Garden Grove | (714) 784-1657
- Newport Beach | (949) 272-2095
Tarzana, CA Locations
- Tarzana | (818) 784-8799
- Park Central (Phoenix) | (602) 277-4111
- Chandler | (480) 360-2775
- Gilbert | (480) 256-9061
There are a number of benefits to patients who discover their risk for hereditary genetic gene mutations for breast cancer. This can provide patients the opportunity to understand and in many cases, manage cancer risk and make decisions about personalized screening and prevention. Genetic testing also allows family members to learn about their own cancer risks.
Assessment Questionnaire:As a patient at Breastlink , you're offered a no-cost, voluntary high-risk assessment questionnaire sent via text or email prior to your appointment.
Risk Calculation:The questionnaire uses the Tyrer-Cuzick (TC) Risk Model to identify patients at an elevated risk for developing breast cancer. If the results indicate a high risk, we communicate this to you.
Enhanced Screening Recommendation:For patients with a 20% or higher lifetime risk of breast cancer, we recommend enhanced screening with breast MRI, in line with the current guidelines of leading health organizations.
Genetic Testing:If your assessment results meet the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for genetic testing, we offer this at the time of your appointment. The test screens for eight major cancers and syndromes using a 36-gene panel.
Personalized Support:We have a dedicated Breast Navigator to assist you with the program. The Navigator works directly with you to coordinate MRI orders, connect with high-risk patients, answer questions, and guide you through the process.
Post-Exam Reports:After your exam, you receive the Breast Imaging Report with TC score, Genetic Testing Report (if testing was performed), and Genetic Counseling Notes (if performed).