At CHI Memorial’s Cancer Risk and Survivorship Program, we offer cancer risk counseling to help people understand better how their family history of cancer might affect their individual risk of developing cancer. This service is offered through the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute.
Specially trained staff will assist you in finding accurate information about your cancer risk and answer your questions. They will explain how that information relates to you individually and address testing for cancer genes, when appropriate.
Who has increased risk?
Your risk of cancer may be affected if you have two or more of the following situations in your family history.
A confidential service
CHI Memorial’s cancer risk counseling team provides a complete, personalized cancer risk evaluation in a comfortable, confidential setting. We offer appointments with Catherine A. Marcum, DNP, APN, AGACNP-BC, AGN-BC, an Advanced Practice Nurse with training in Clinical Cancer Genetics through the City of Hope. If a genetic test is ordered, the laboratory will contact you about charges and insurance billing before the test begins.
If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (423) 495-2258.