Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program
Each year, over 132,000 men and women are diagnosed with colorectal
cancer. Through early detection, however, colorectal cancer is a
preventable disease. The first step in early detection is education.
This 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. Participants meet with a
certified genetic counselor; 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.
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 5
Personal history of colorectal polyp(s) prior to age 40
Family history of colorectal cancer, endometrial,
ovarian or stomach cancer
Personal or family history of multiple colorectal polyps
For more information on the Lankenau Medical Center Colorectal
Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetics Program, or to schedule an
appointment, please call 484-476-8150.
Lankenau Cancer Center
Schedule an appointment with a Lankenau cancer specialist:
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.