Breast cancer patients are categorized into various groups depending on their risk status.
a) Highest Risk (RR>4) •
Older patients who are North Americans.•
Two first degree relatives with breast cancer at early age
History of cancer in one breast.
b) Intermediate risk (RR 2.1-4.0) •
Nodular densities seen in a mammogram that occupy 75% of breast volume •
One first- degree relative with breast cancer.•
Atypical hyperplasia on breast biopsy.•
High dose radiation to chest.
c) Increased risk (RR 1.1-2.0)•
First pregnancy after age 30•
Menarche at age < 12 years / Menopause at age > 53•
Use of hormonal contraceptives / HRT•
History of primary endometrial, ovarian and colonic cancer•
Use of alcohol