Cancer Genetics and Genetic Counseling
Approximately 10% of all cancers are hereditary, meaning that specific mutations (changes) in genes are passed on between relatives. If you are born with (inherit) an abnormal gene(s) you are at a higher risk for developing cancer during your lifetime. There is also the potential for passing on these gene changes to your offspring. Genetic counseling (and testing when indicated) can help you understand this risk.
Our goal is to empower you and your family to make personalized, well-informed healthcare decisions based on your individualized genetic risk assessment. Your decisions can lead to better cancer treatments, earlier cancer detection and prevention. Knowing your risk can change your future.