Health Care Provider Education

At a glance

The Bring Your Brave campaign educates health care providers about early-onset breast and ovarian cancer.

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The US Preventive Services Task Force, the American Cancer Society, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network provide recommendations to help health care providers and patients understand their risk of early-onset breast cancer. These recommendations can help doctors and women decide which preventive steps are right for women at increased risk.

Early-Onset Breast Cancer

Continuing education courses on understanding early-onset breast cancer

Part I: Risk Factors

This course covers factors that contribute to increased risk for early-onset breast cancer, including risk factors related to genetics, race and ethnicity, breast density, family history, and health history. Note: Free registration required.

Part II: Engaging With Patients at Risk

Topics include risk assessment and risk reduction strategies, communication techniques, genetic counseling and testing, the effect of health disparities, and special considerations for survivors. Note: Free registration required.

Strategies for assessing and managing risk

  • Assessing risk in young patients: Health care providers can help reduce the incidence of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer by identifying patients with higher risk.
  • Strategies for managing risk: Health care providers can consider these recommendations for preventive measures after risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer has been identified.

My Family Health Portrait: Cancer‎

Share CDC's mobile health app My Family Health Portrait: Cancer with your patients. This app helps them collect their family's history of cancer and can help them understand their risk for breast, ovarian, and colorectal cancer. Android users can download the app from Google Play and iOS users can download the app from the App Store.