High-risk breast cancer program

Your risk for breast cancer is determined by a combination of factors. Knowing and understanding your risk level can help you make decisions about screenings and prevention.

Research shows the most common factors that increase your risk of breast cancer are genetics and family history. The chances of developing breast cancer increase with other factors such as breast density, history of abnormal breast biopsies, previous radiation to the chest and lifestyle.

Using a variety of tools, the specialists at the UW Health Cancer Center at ProHealth Care evaluate your risk for cancer and develop a personalized care plan to support your long-term health. Plans may include:

Our team

A nurse practitioner, who also is a certified oncology and breast care nurse, coordinates your care. Additional cancer experts may provide support, including genetic counselors, medical or gynecological oncologists, radiologists or a specially trained breast surgeon.

As the patient, you are the most important part of your care team. That’s because you’re at the center of everything we do. At the UW Health Cancer Center at ProHealth Care, you’ll benefit from the combined expertise of specialists from ProHealth and UW Health. Your care team will meet regularly to discuss your health and create a coordinated treatment plan that fits you.

Appointments

Services are available at the UW Health Cancer Center at ProHealth Care in Pewaukee. Talk with your doctor to find out if this program is right for you. To schedule an appointment, call 262-928-3000 and choose option 5.

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Upcoming events

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    22
    Tuesday
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Join us for a virtual breastfeeding support group led by certified lactation consultants.
  • Sep
    22
    Tuesday
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Get the guidance and advice you need from a ProHealth Care dietitian via a virtual grocery store tour. Learn how to choose the best options for you and your family in every department of the store.
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    24
    Thursday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Annual flu immunization is safe and effective, and the best way to protect yourself.
  • Sep
    28
    Monday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Thriving, a new program designed to help you manage any appearance-related side effects of your treatment.

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