At CHI Memorial’s Cancer Risk and Survivorship Program, we offer comprehensive genetic evaluation and counseling to help people better understand their risk of developing cancer. Genetic testing for cancer predisposition genes can be performed if your personal history and/or family history suggest an inherited risk. Hereditary cancer is caused by an abnormal gene change (mutation) that can be passed down in a family. Those who have an abnormal gene mutation may have a higher than average chance of developing certain types of cancer.
Our specially trained staff will provide you with accurate information about your cancer risk and help determine if genetic testing for hereditary cancer might be appropriate for you. If genetic testing is performed, we will explain what these results mean for you and your family members. This information may then be used to guide your care including cancer treatment (if applicable), screening, and prevention options. This service is offered through the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute.