New Ohio State Program Identifies High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients

A new Ohio State program is helping doctors identify women at high risk for breast cancer, leading to the potential for life-saving intervention.

The assessment program is performed during annual mammograms at no additional cost and with no time added to the patients’ appointments.

The program can give women who may not know about their elevated risk the opportunity to benefit from OSUCCC – James services tailored to their unique situations.

“For women who have higher than average lifetime risk, we offer a referral to our High-Risk Breast Program, which is well established here at The James in Ohio State, offering genetic counseling, risk reduction strategies and imaging as deemed appropriate by the treating physicians,” says The James’ Sagar Sardesai, MBBS.