At the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center (KCBC), we understand that you want to know what’s going on with your breast health – not only now, but into the future as well. At our High Risk Assessment Clinic, we offer answers to the questions you and your family have about the probability and risks of getting breast cancer.
Patients may either be referred to our High Risk clinic by a physician or contact us directly at our Knoxville, Tennessee office to schedule an appointment.
During a breast cancer risk consultation, you will receive:
A high risk screening should be considered for women who have a personal or family history of:
KCBC is one of few facilities in the country that offers the Myriad myRisk™ Hereditary Cancer panel. Comprised of 25 genes, this panel analyzes elevated risk for 8 important cancer and identifies up to 50 percent more mutation carriers than the panels developed for hereditary uterine and colorectal cancers.
In addition to breast and ovary cancer mutations, the hereditary cancer panel can also test for mutations for these types of cancers:
Studies have shown that approximately 5 to 10 percent of all cancers are hereditary, and that those with hereditary cancer markers may stand a significant risk of developing cancer. Here at KCBC we embrace the strides made in DNA and genetic testing to give you answers. The turnaround time for this testing is typically 14 days or less, and every patient that has this testing done is provided with their genetic test results as well as a personalized cancer risk and management guide.
At KCBC, we provide a calming, spa-like atmosphere to help patients feel at ease during their visit. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and determine whether a visit to the High Risk Assessment clinic is right for you.