Catherine Peachey Program
The Catherine Peachey Breast Cancer Prevention Program of Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center helps you assess your risk for breast cancer. Our counselors and physicians listen to your concerns and help you learn about breast cancer.
Fear is a common feeling for women with a family history of breast cancer. With genetic counseling, genetic testing and development of an individualized prevention plan, you can feel more confident and more able to manage your risk.
The Breast Cancer Prevention Program offers:
- Genetic counseling. Discussion of personal and family medical history and the possibility of genetic testing.
- Genetic testing. Analysis of DNA and identification of specific genes that increase breast cancer risk.
- Risk factor assessment. Identification of personal characteristics and behaviors that may increase your chance of developing breast cancer.
- Lifestyle modification counseling. Help with lifestyle changes that may lower your risk of breast cancer.
- Monitoring for signs and symptoms. Close monitoring to promote early detection of breast cancer.
- Chemoprevention. Reduction of the risk of breast cancer, or delay of its development or recurrence, through drugs, vitamins or other agents.
- Prophylactic (preventive) surgery. Removal of both breasts to reduce breast cancer risk as appropriate.
The Catherine Peachey Fund Inc., an Indiana-based non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting leading-edge breast cancer research, funds this program.