Cancer Genetics Program
If you have a family history of cancer, you may be wondering, “Do I have a genetic risk for cancer?” Approximately 5 to 10 percent of cancers may be due to an inherited gene mutation. This is known as hereditary cancer or inherited cancer, and is passed from parent to child.
ProMedica Cancer Institute’s cancer genetics program provides risk assessment for appropriate individuals as well as testing and education for at-risk patients.
The ProMedica Cancer Institute’s Cancer Genetics Program provides a risk assessment for appropriate individuals as well as testing and education for at-risk patients. Decide if you are a candidate for genetic testing.
If you or your physician believes that you are an appropriate candidate for a genetic risk assessment, you will be referred to genetic services within the medical oncology department at the Hickman Cancer Center.
Contact a Genetic Counselor
If you are interested in learning more about your hereditary risk for cancer, or would like to request a referral or schedule and appointment, contact the certified genetic counselor at ProMedica Cancer Institute.