Who is considered at high risk for breast cancer?

UCSF Radiologist Dr. Bonnie Joe describes the indicators of who is considered at high-risk for breast cancer.

Specific Indicators of high risk

  • BRCA1/BRCA2 gene mutation, etc
    • BRCA1 and BRCA2: Mutations in which these tumor suppressor genes are deleted
  • Untested first degree relative of mutation carrier
  • Very strong family history of breast cancer
  • Previous chest radiation therapy ≤30 years 


Division Chief, Breast Imaging, Medical Director BOPC
Professor in Residence

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