Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool (BCRAT) is the most validated and accepted risk assessment tool that physicians have. It takes into account the various risk factors (family history, breast density and others) as it assesses a patient’s ten-year risk of developing breast cancer as well as their lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, explains Dr. Kate Lampen-Sachar, Diagnostic Radiologist with Miami Cancer Institute. Dr. Starr Mautner, Breast Surgeon with Miami Cancer Institute, affirms it’s very common for young patients to have dense breasts and to have lumpy bumpy breasts. She advises her patients if they are worried about lump or they feel something and they’re not sure if it’s normal or not, to see a breast specialist.

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