The Johns Hopkins Colon Cancer Risk Assessment Clinic is designed for people with a family history that indicates an increased risk of colon cancer. Our team of gastroenterologists and genetic counselors will help you assess your risk of developing colorectal cancer and determine an appropriate screening schedule.
Genetic testing is a delicate procedure. Our experienced genetic counselors are at the forefront of research in this field and can support all your needs, including identifying which family members should be tested and helping you navigate insurance claims.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
During your appointment, you will meet with an expert gastroenterologist and a genetic counselor at the same time. We are one of a handful of clinics in the U.S. offering this convenient, patient-centered, integrated care. Your appointment may last up to an hour and a half to give us plenty of time to get to know you and discuss your colon cancer concerns.
During your appointment, we will evaluate you from medical and genetic standpoints. Your appointment will include:
- Education about genetic conditions that may increase your risk of colorectal cancer
- Recommendations about cancer prevention
- Cancer screening recommendations based on your personal and family history
- Genetic testing, if appropriate, to confirm whether you have a genetic condition that increases your risk of colon cancer
- How to best manage your genetic condition
After the appointment, you will receive:
- Findings and recommendations via MyChart. You can share them with your referring doctor and family members who may be affected.
- Information you can take home and review at your convenience, including educational pamphlets, links to websites and support groups
- Information about research projects and clinical trials that may benefit you
Specialists in Hereditary Colon Cancer
Monica Riegert, C.R.N.P
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner