Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program
Each year, over 132,000 men and women are diagnosed with colorectal
cancer. Many of these individuals wonder if they are in the 10
percent that have a hereditary form of the disease. Through early
detection, however, colorectal cancer is a preventable disease.
Individuals with family histories of colorectal cancer may be unaware of
how often to have, or when to initiate, colorectal cancer surveillance.
The first step in early detection is education.
The Bryn Mawr Hospital Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics
Program is designed to educate you about your colorectal cancer risk,
how early and how often you should undergo colorectal cancer
surveillance, and your options for prevention.
How the Program Works
Participants meet with a certified genetic counselor and with a
registered nurse who is focused on cancer prevention; the expertise of a
physician in regard to the genetic evaluation is available as needed.
Individuals with a personal and/or family history suggestive of an
inherited colorectal cancer risk are provided with genetic counseling
and testing, if appropriate.
Who Can Participate
While any person is able to participate in this program, individuals
with the following profiles may be particularly interested:
Personal history of colorectal cancer prior to age 50
Personal history of colorectal polyps prior to age 40
Family history of colorectal cancer, uterine, ovarian or stomach
Personal or family history of multiple colorectal polyps
For more information on the Bryn Mawr Hospital Colorectal Cancer Risk
Assessment and Genetics Program, or to schedule an appointment, please
Bryn Mawr Hospital Cancer Risk and Genetics
Appointments and info 484.337.8767
Bryn Mawr Hospital
101 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 Directions
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.