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Cancer Risk Assessments


Find out your cancer risks...


To participate in a Risk Assessment for the following types of cancer, click on the Risk Assessment links below.
To find out more about our Morristown Regional Cancer Center, click here.
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Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women (other than skin cancer). The American Cancer Society reports the breast cancer death rate is declining, probably due to earlier detection and improved treatment. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for breast cancer. It is not a complete assessment of all risks. For a complete evaluation of your risks, see your health care provider.

Cervical Cancer Risk Assessment

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death among women in the United States, but today many cases of cervical cancer are prevented through widespread use of the Pap test.

Two vaccines are also available to prevent infection by some strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), a major cause of cervical cancer. The vaccines are approved for females (and males) ages 9 to 26.

Cervical cancer tends to develop in midlife; most women are diagnosed with cervical cancer before the age of 50; about 20 percent are older than 65 (American Cancer Society, 2010 statistic). Early cervical cancer and precancerous conditions of the cervix have no symptoms. This assessment will help you determine your relative risk for cervical cancer. This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.

Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment

Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths overall, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment

According to 2010 statistics from the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer in U.S. women. (This does not count certain skin cancers.) Ovarian cancer is most common in older women. It is a little more common in white women than in women of other ethnic groups. The risk of getting invasive ovarian cancer during a woman's lifetime is about 1 in 71, and the risk of dying is 1 in 95. This tool will help you determine if you are at risk for ovarian cancer. It is not a complete assessment of all risks. For a complete evaluation of your risks, see your health care provider.