About 5-10% of all cancer is due to a change in someone’s inherited genetic makeup, or DNA. Cancer genetic counseling is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of inherited predisposition to cancer. This process integrates cancer risk assessment, education and counseling. Some red flags for hereditary cancer include:
Patients may be referred to a Genetic Counselor through primary care providers, surgeons, medical oncologists and their staff, social workers, case managers, or other members of the health care team. If you have any questions about genetic counseling or would like to make an appointment, please contact:
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