Management of the high-risk patient

Authors

  • Lisa Sclafani MD

    Corresponding author
    1. Breast Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
    • Breast Service, Department of Surgery, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021
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Abstract

While breast cancer is affecting American women at an epidemic rate, certain patients are identified as being at particularly high risk because of environmental, endocrine, genetic, and pathologic risk factors. Risk assessment, dietary, and psychological counseling, as well as breast cancer screening, are the function of a high-risk breast cancer program. Our own program is discussed.

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