Genetics counseling for cancer
Certain types of cancer can be passed from generation to generation. Our genetic counselor helps identify individuals who may be at high risk for developing cancer. Armed with this information, individuals and their physicians can plan preventive measures, or a cancer can be identified early when it is most curable.
Are you at high risk of developing cancer? Find out by taking our confidential online test.
The Cancer Genetics Counseling Program provides:
Should you have an assessment for hereditary cancer?
Although most cancer is not inherited and happens by chance, approximately 5-10% of all cancers are due to a hereditary factor. If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, ask your doctor for a referral for a cancer genetics assessment:
Genetic counseling for women
Genetic counseling assesses a couple's or individual's risk of passing on genetic problems to their unborn children. A genetic counselor provides a complete review of family, pregnancy and personal medical histories for both the mother and father.
Genetic counselors have specialized graduate degrees and experience in human genetics and counseling. They support both the patient and physician by identifying genetic risks, explaining the implications of test results and providing patient education.
Who can benefit?
Your physician may recommend genetic counseling if:
If you are interested in making an appointment for genetic counseling, please feel free to call our Genetic Counseling Program at 877-641-2502 or download a referral form.