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My Appointment

What should I expect?

A health professional trained in cancer genetics will review all the information that you have gathered about your personal and family medical history.

As you know, an examination is the main part of every doctor's visit. In cancer risk assessment the main examination is of your family and personal health history. In this examination the counselor looks at your family history to see if there are patterns that suggest an inherited genetic change.

We will discuss:

  • The pattern of cancer seen in the family
  • Your risk for having an inherited mutation in the family
  • Your risk for cancer
  • Whether or not genetic testing is right for you
  • Your personal options for ways to lower your risk for cancer through screening, surgery, medicines and /or changes in diet, exercise, etc.