How To Determining Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Undergoing hormone replacement therapy

Take post-menopausal hormones for as short a time as you can, because estrogen-progestin hormone replacements increase the risk of breast cancer. If you have other risk factors for breast cancer, you may also want to avoid estrogen-only hormone replacements.

Risk calculators and resources

Though it’s best to discuss your risk factors with your doctor in person, digital tools and resources can be a helpful place to start. Keep in mind that any risk calculations you receive are only estimates.

Your Disease Risk

Physicians and researchers at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital have developed risk assessment tools for many different diseases and forms of cancer. You can take the assessment for breast cancer to learn your risk and how to lower it.