High Risk Breast Cancer
A combination of the above factors or a very strong family history will increase a woman's chance of developing breast cancer during her lifetime. A woman with a lifetime risk of 20% or more should have an annual breast MRI scan.
WHO IS AT HIGH RISK
All of these women should have annual MRI scans of the breasts
MRI is between 95 and 100% sensitive for picking up breast cancers
MRI picks up smaller, more subtle cancers earlier than any other test.
Unlike mammography, MRI is not limited by dense breast tissue
An MRI scan does not produce radiation
Medical Aids will usually cover the procedure if the motivation is valid