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High Risk-body

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.