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Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast Cancer Prevention

At the NCI-designated Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center, we're focused on preventing cancer from ever starting and catching it as early as possible, when treatment is easiest and most effective.

Become familiar with your personal risk factors for breast cancer and take steps to lower your risk of the disease. Rest assured, our world-renowned breast cancer specialists and researchers are dedicated to championing new ways to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer in New York and beyond, especially for women and men who may be at a higher risk for developing the condition.

There are many things you can do to lower your chances of getting breast cancer. Eating a healthy diet, living an active lifestyle, not smoking and avoiding secondhand smoke, and limiting the amount of alcohol you drink not only lowers your risk of all types of cancer but can improve your overall health and well-being. It’s also important to understand your personal and family health history and attend regular visits with a primary care provider. Talk to your doctor about the breast cancer screenings that may be right for you. At Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center, you can get accurate, timely answers through breast cancer screenings, including mammograms, ultrasound, and genetic testing and counseling services.

For more than 50 years, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center has been a leader in the research diagnosis and treatment of over 200 types of cancer. Turn to us for expert cancer screening and prevention.


Come to the Breast Care Center for helpful and coordinated breast care at one modern location, access to some of the nation’s top multidisciplinary breast specialists, and all the information and personalized guidance you need to take your next steps.

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As an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center supports the mission and guidelines of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The following information about types of cancer, prevention and treatments is provided by the NCI.