OSF HealthCare offers women seeking a regular screening mammogram the opportunity to take a genetic cancer risk assessment for many types of cancers. This assessment is offered across the OSF Ministry wherever mammograms are performed.
With the recent changes to breast cancer screening guidelines, it can be difficult to determine what screenings should be followed.
The genetic cancer risk assessment is designed to evaluate your risk for many types of cancers, and help you identify lifestyle choices and screenings to help minimize your exposure.
During your mammogram appointment, you may be asked to take the assessment, which only takes a few minutes to complete.
You will be asked a series of questions on a secure tablet or computer.
The questions are designed to calculate your risk for many types of cancers.
If the assessment indicates you have a higher risk for developing breast cancer and other types of cancer, you can ask for follow-up counseling with one of our genetic specialists.