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What makes a patient high-risk for cancer?

Many patients assume that a negative test for a cancer-causing genetic mutation means they are not at a high risk for breast cancer, but that’s not always the case. In fact, only 10% of breast cancer patients have a genetic mutation.

Yara Robertson, M.D., F.A.C.S., who is a high risk patient herself, sees many patients who require extra screenings due to their family history. Hear from her below about what makes a patient high risk for breast cancer and how CARTI helps them manage their risk.

If you’re interested in learning more about your risk for cancer and family history, schedule an appointment with the Cancer Genetics and Risk Management Clinic at CARTI today.