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High Risk Breast Clinic

High Risk Breast Clinic
310 North Smith Avenue, Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-241-8300

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High Risk Breast Clinic

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United Hospital offers a clinic for people at high risk to develop breast cancer.

The High Risk Breast Clinic offers a complete assessment of your breast cancer risk, plus a plan for preventive screenings. You’ll meet with a surgeon, genetic counselor, and registered nurse.

They will create an individualized plan, including coordination of breast cancer screenings and options for reducing your breast cancer risk. The goal of screenings is to discover breast cancer at the earliest possible stage, when it’s most treatable. For some patients, the option of genetic testing may be discussed.

Steps for a clinic appointment:

  1. First, talk with your primary care provider.
  2. Check with your insurance company about coverage before making an appointment.
  3. Call 651-241-8300 to schedule an appointment.

Criteria for High Risk Breast Clinic

The High Risk Breast Clinic is appropriate for patients with a personal history of:

  • A breast biopsy showing lobular cancer in situ (LCIS), atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH), or atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH)
  • Breast and ovarian cancer
  • Radiation therapy to the chest between ages 10 and 30 years
  • A BRCA1, BRCA2, or other known breast cancer gene mutation

And individuals with a family history of:

  • Multiple relatives with breast cancer, especially if it was early-onset
  • A close relative with breast cancer at or younger than age 45
  • A close relative with male breast cancer
  • Both breast and ovarian cancer
  • More than one case of ovarian cancer in the family
  • A BRCA1, BRCA2, or other known breast cancer gene mutation