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Genetic Testing and Counseling

The High Risk Breast Cancer Centers at Miami Valley Hospital North and Miami Valley Hospital South have genetic counselors available who can address your concerns, discuss options with you and offer knowledge, technology and personal support. Our compassionate, competent staff will guide you every step of the way through the treatment process.

Genetic Counseling and Testing

Although most breast cancers occur in women who do not have a strong family history of the disease, five to 10 percent are linked to a genetic predisposition for the disease.

As advances in understanding the causes of breast cancer continue, researchers have identified certain genes that — when altered or mutated — increase a woman’s risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer. In particular, women who have an alteration in BRCA genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) have a significantly increased chance (up to 85 percent) for developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer (up to 45 percent).

Tailored Risk Management Plans

Prevention, screening and early detection are the best ways to help reduce the chance of developing breast cancer for women at increased risk. A tailored plan for addressing breast cancer risks may include:

High Risk Breast Cancer Centers

For those women considered high risk due to personal or hereditary reasons, our High Risk Breast Cancer Centers are dedicated to providing a comprehensive breast cancer risk evaluation, follow-up care and education.

Who is at Risk for Breast Cancer?

All women have a risk for developing breast cancer, but there are several risk factors that increase a woman’s chances for developing breast cancer. These risk factors include a family or personal history of cancer.

Learn More About Genetic Testing

Premier Health Library

The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about cancer and breast cancer genetic testing. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for surgery and much more.

Content Updated: September 10, 2018

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Cancer Care Services.
Breast Center at Miami Valley Hospital North
9000 N. Main St. Englewood, OH  45415
Cancer Care at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
Cancer Care at Miami Valley Hospital North
9000 N. Main St. Englewood, OH  45415
Cancer Care at Miami Valley Hospital South
2300 Miami Valley Dr. Centerville, OH  45459
Gynocologic Oncology Center at Miami Valley Hospital South
2300 Miami Valley Dr. Suite 260 Centerville, OH  45459
High Risk Breast Cancer Center at Miami Valley Hospital North
9000 N. Main St. Englewood, OH  45415
High Risk Breast Cancer Center at Miami Valley Hospital South
2400 Miami Valley Dr. Centerville, OH  45459
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