The Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program provides consultations
to those at increased cancer risk due to their family or personal
history. At least 10 percent of cancers are caused by hereditary factors
passed from one generation of a family to the next. A family history of
cancer, particularly if the cancers are diagnosed at young ages or in
several relatives, can be an indicator of an inherited risk.
Who can participate?
Evaluation at the Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program is
available to any person concerned about cancer risk due to personal or
family cancer history. Cases are reviewed by a licensed/certified
genetic counselor and/or medical oncologist. A comprehensive cancer risk
assessment, including genetic testing when indicated, can be provided.
An outpatient oncology social worker also joins the team if needed.
Would you benefit from a consultation?
If you are questioning whether a consultation is right for you ask
yourself these key questions.
Does cancer seem to run in your family?
Have you or family members been diagnosed with cancer at a young
Have you or people in your family had more than one cancer
Do any of your relatives have a gene mutation(abnormal gene)
that increases cancer risk?
Are you concerned that you might have an increased cancer risk?
If you answered yes to any of these questions or if you still have
concerns about your cancer risk contact the Cancer Risk Assessment and
Genetics Program to learn more.
Most insurances cover the costs of genetic consultation and testing. If
you have concerns about whether or not your insurance will cover these
services, please feel free to contact us.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call 484.565.GENE.
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These forms can be completed and brought to your initial appointment.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.