Did You Know That An Estimated 20% of Breast Cancers are Missed at Least Once by Mammography?¹
BreastSentry Can Risk Stratify Patients Who Need More Advanced Screening
BreastSentry measures the levels of two bio-markers, proneurotensin (pro-NT) and proenkephalin (pro-ENK), which are highly predictive of a woman's risk for developing breast cancer. Elevated levels of pro-NT and decreased levels of pro-ENK are strong, independent risk factors for the development of breast cancer ²⁻¹⁰. BreastSentry provides women with additional information about breast health beyond mammography. Women with elevated BreastSentry scores may need to be referred for advanced imaging tests, such as breast MRI or Ultrasound in addition to a screening mammogram.
BreastSentry is for any woman who needs further evaluation of breast cancer risk. The test should not be used on women with:
How Do I Get This Test?
The BreastSentry test needs to be ordered by a physician. Download our brochure to take to your next appointment.
Note: This test may or may not be covered by health insurance.
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