"‘If You Have Breasts, You’re At Risk’ - Survivors Urge Women To Get Screened For Breast Cancer, Regardless Of BRCA Status"
We’ve all heard of the BRCA genes: Mutations in those genes put women at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer. “That’s a huge misconception, that women with a big family history are all related to BRCA. That’s just one of the genes. Most women with breast cancer will not have an identifiable mutation,” said Elisa Port, MD, chief of breast surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Director of the Dubin Breast Center. According to Dr. Port the take-home lesson here is that If you have breasts, you’re at risk. Get regular mammograms because the earlier you find breast cancer, the better your chances.
— Elisa Port, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, The Dubin Breast Center, Chief of Breast Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital