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Is the Clinical Cancer Genetics Clinic right for you? Do you have the following within your family:

  • Multiple primary cancers or bilateral cancer
  • Cancer with an unusually young age of onset
  • A clustering of rare or unusual cancers in the family
  • A personal or family history of any known cancer susceptibility syndrome, such as: Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Hereditary Breast-Ovarian Cancer Syndrome, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome & Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia.
  • Two or more relatives on the same side of the family affected with the same type of cancer.
  • A family member with an identified cancer gene mutation.

Call the appointment number at 410-502-7082

Your Visit

A consultation with the Cancer Risk Assessment Service includes:

  1. A detailed analysis and evaluation of the family medical history
  2. A discussion of the genetics of cancer development and specific hereditary cancer syndromes
  3. An assessment of the patient’s cancer risk based on family and/or personal history of cancer
  4. Recommendations for screening, prevention, and detection.

If a hereditary cancer syndrome is suspected in a family, counselors discuss the availability of genetic testing, and the risks and benefits of such testing.

A letter summarizing the details of the consultation and recommendations is sent to the patients for their records. A copy of the consultation note will also be sent to the patient's physician(s), at their request.

 
 

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