New online tool allows women to quickly assess their risk of breast and ovarian cancer

Oct. 16, 2023
New cancer resource.

AssessYourRisk, a new online cancer risk assessment and educational tool developed and offered by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute uses a simple quiz to provide an individualized assessment of a users’ risk of breast or ovarian cancer. It also provides action items for reducing their risk of developing cancer, printable results that can be shared with a doctor, and resources to help a user understand more about risk factors associated with these cancers.

AssessYourRisk’s free, interactive quiz runs through cancer risk factors spanning lifestyle, personal health history, familial health history, and genetics. At the conclusion of the quiz, users receive a personalized assessment of baseline risk for breast and ovarian cancers along with personalized recommendations to act upon the knowledge they’ve gained.

The tool also contains links to resources that include information about breast cancer and ovarian cancer, their symptoms, and screening programs. These resources contain information about genetic risks, genetic testing, and genetic counselors.

AssessYourRisk was originally developed by Bright Pink.

Dana-Farber experts will continue to update AssessYourRisk with the very latest information from cancer research and evidence-based medicine. The quiz and associated recommendations are also available in Spanish, and there is a specific track for male breast cancer risk.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute release on Newswise

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