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High-Risk Breast Clinic

We believe all women should have access to care and is committed to serving the underinsured and uninsured communities. At Baton Rouge General’s High-Risk Breast Clinic, we provide specialized, high-quality care and expertise to women who are at risk for developing breast disease in these underserved communities.

Risk factors for breast disease include:

  • Family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer.
  • Patients who are over 50, as breast cancer risk increases with age.
  • Those with genetic mutations such as BRCA1 and BRCA2.
  • Patients who started a menstrual cycle before the age of 12 and started menopause after 55.
  • Patients with dense breasts.
  • Those with a personal history of breast cancer or non-cancerous breast diseases.
  • Previous treatment using radiation therapy.
  • Obesity after menopause.
  • Patients taking hormones for more than five years (those with both estrogen and progesterone)

Patients who have risk factors for breast disease and are underinsured or uninsured are eligible to be referred. For more information, call (225) 381-6620.

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