Print your questions and bring them with you to your appointment. Click on the box to check each question you want to print.
The notebook is a place to jot down questions and thoughts to bring to your visit with the risk assessment team.
After you type in your question, click "add to my list".
We suggest you print this list and bring it with you to your visit at Fox Chase
In cancer risk assessment, the most important information comes from your family and personal health history. A cancer genetic counselor or genetics nurse will review all the information that you have gathered about your personal and family history to see if there are patterns that suggest an inherited genetic change.
We will discuss:
If genetic testing is appropriate, your genetic counselor will walk you through questions about insurance coverage and can coordinate most genetic testing the day of your visit.
If you choose to have genetic testing, results can take from 2-12 weeks, depending on which test is ordered.
A physician or nurse practitioner will review:
You will have a careful physical exam, such as a breast exam or other screening.
Some patients may have a mammogram or other breast imaging immediately prior to their visit with the doctor. If applicable, these results may be reviewed with you before you leave.