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High Risk Breast Cancer Program

Early detection of breast cancer can save a woman's life. The Bluhm Family Breast Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program brings together a variety of specialists and technologies to help women develop a unique program that addresses their risk of breast cancer, as well as other diseases such as osteoporosis and heart disease. Lifestyle changes, psychosocial support and information on current research related to prevention and early diagnosis are key parts of the program.

Services include:

  • Breast imaging
  • Comprehensive breast risk assessment
  • Genetic counseling and testing
  • Counseling for medical and surgical prevention options
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Psychosocial counseling


To schedule a high risk breast cancer risk assessment appointment, call 312-695-0990.

Appointment Details

Before scheduling your appointment, check with your health insurance regarding visit coverage. The initial visit will last approximately one hour and will include:

  • A clinical breast exam, review of past medical history and family history
  • A discussion of individual risk based on information provided, as well as appropriate surveillance measures and risk reducing interventions that may be available
  • A discussion about specific research studies that you may qualify to participate
  • Information regarding referral to additional programs within Northwestern Memorial
  • Return appointments typically occur on an annual to semi-annual basis and last approximately 30 minutes


Last UpdateFebruary 28, 2012