Some women have a higher than average risk of getting breast cancer. This group includes:
- Women who have inherited a breast cancer mutation
- Women with a family history of breast cancer
- Women with atypical hyperplasia
- Women with a personal history of breast cancer
- Women who have a Gail risk score of 1.66 or higher
- Women who have dense breasts
This section explains each of these general risk factors in more detail. Learn more about risk and risk reduction options for high-risk women.