Introduction

The Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) Risk Calculator was developed and validated in 1.1 million women undergoing mammography across the United States, among whom 15,000 were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. The BCSC Risk Calculator is an interactive tool designed by scientists that participate in the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium to estimate a woman's five-year risk of developing invasive breast cancer.

BCSC Risk Calculator was designed for use by health professionals. If you are not a health professional, you are encouraged to discuss the results and your personal risk of breast cancer with your health care provider.

The calculator is NOT applicable to women that meet any of the following criteria:

More specific methods of estimating risk are appropriate for women known to have breast cancer-producing mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. For more information, please visit: http://bcb.dfci.harvard.edu/bayesmendel/brcapro.php

Five-year breast cancer risk calculations are based on five factors:

  1. Age
  2. Race/ethnicity
  3. Family history of breast cancer in a first-degree relative (mother, sister or daughter)
  4. History of a breast biopsy (core biopsy, excisional biopsy or fine-needle aspiration)
  5. BI-RADS breast density (radiologic assessment of the density of breast tissue by a radiologist who interprets mammograms)
  • The five-year risk calculator calculates risk only when information on all five of the above factors are put into the calculator.

The BCSC Risk Calculator may be updated as new data or research becomes available.


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