Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

Do you know your risk for breast cancer? Learn more about your risk during your regular mammogram appointment with Singing River. Our comprehensive breast cancer screenings now include powerful risk assessment technology.

Age is no longer the only way to assess someone’s risk of breast cancer. Singing River has implemented Volpara Health’s Risk Pathways, a clinically proven breast cancer risk assessment tool that can help identify a patient’s risk by looking at breast density, family history, and other factors.

How the Risk Assessment Works

When you go in to one of Singing River’s imaging centers for your mammogram, you will be asked a series of questions about your personal and family history. Then, your breast density will be calculated. With this information, you’ll be given a score that will determine your risk of developing breast cancer: average, intermediate, or high.

AverageYou are usually not recommended any additional screening beyond your yearly mammogram.
Intermediate You may receive a recommendation for additional testing such as a breast ultrasound.
HighAn individualized care plan will be developed for you, which may include a breast MRI every six months. Depending on your family history, you may also qualify for genetic testing. If you qualify for genetic testing, we will connect you with a board certified genetic counselor to begin the process.

Getting a mammogram with a Volpara risk assessment can help women to get the most personalized care possible. By understanding their individual risk of breast cancer, women can work with their doctor to develop a screening and risk management plan that is right for them. This can help to increase their chances of detecting breast cancer early, when it is most treatable.

Schedule Your Mammogram & Risk Assessment

Singing River’s 3D Mammograms include a risk assessment and are only $129 through December 31, 2023.

*Physician order required. Fees include radiologist reading. 2D mammogram specials also available for $75. Discounted rates are for appointments from 10/1/23-12/31/23 only.

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