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Rate your breast cancer risk

The American Cancer Society designed this quiz to help you determine your breast cancer risk. Add the number of points to your answers in each category. Even if you find you're at low risk, don't slack off on mammograms. Most women with breast cancer had no risk factors.

1. What is your age?
10 pts Under 35
20pts 35 to 39
50pts 40 to 49
90pts 50 and older
2. What is your breast health history?
10pts No breast disease
15pts Previous lumps or cysts
100pts Previous breast cancer
3. What is your family history of breast cancer?
10pts None
30pts Mother, sister, daughter
4. What is the status of your medical exams?
-25pts A doctor's breast exam and a negative mammogram in the last year
0pts No mammogram or physician's breast exam in the last year
5. What was your age during your first pregnancy?
10pts First pregnancy before age 30
15pts First pregnancy at 30 or older
20pts No pregnancy
6. What is your race?
10pts Asian
10pts Hispanic
20pts African
25pts Caucasian
7. Do you perform breast self-examinations?
-10pts Done monthly
0pts Not done regularly

_______ Total


Under 100: Low risk
100 to 199: Moderate risk
200 or more: High risk

No matter what your risk, early breast cancer detection is the most important step a woman can take to increase her chances of survival.

Baptist Health Louisville offers mammography services through its Women's Imaging Services, located in the hospital. For more information about mammography services, call the Baptist Health Information Center at (502) 897-8131.