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Women's Genetic Counseling at the Women's Medicine Collaborative offers comprehensive evaluation for individuals and family members at risk of hereditary cancer syndromes.
A genetics evaluation can help an individual determine whether she has inherited an increased risk for cancer. Approximately 5 to 10 percent of all cancers are hereditary.
Women should consider a genetics evaluation if they meet any of the following criteria:
- Personal history of cancer, such as breast or colon cancer, under the age of 50
- Two or more first-degree relatives on the same side of the family who have been diagnosed with cancer
- More than one primary cancer (such as two primary breast cancers, or primary colon cancer and primary stomach cancer)
- More than one type of cancer
- A rare type of cancer
- Triple negative breast cancer before age 60
- A known genetic mutation in a cancer susceptibility gene in the family
- Ashkenazi Jewish descent (Eastern European Jewish)
Led by Chanika Phornphutkul, MD, our team of genetic specialists provide a comprehensive genetics evaluation, which includes:
- Providing a risk assessment based on personal and family history
- Discussing genetic testing options
- Review of cancer screening and management options
- Counseling on hereditary cancer syndromes
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 401-793-5700.