It is known that having a close relative with breast, ovarian, colon, endometrial, or other cancers may increase one’s personal risk for developing these types of cancers. NewYork-Presbyterian’s cancer genetic counseling program was developed to provide accurate cancer risk information and genetic counseling to individuals with a personal or family history of cancer.
We offer participants and their families genetic counseling, risk assessment, and appropriate genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes such as Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome, hereditary colorectal cancer and other cancer susceptibility genes, including gene panel, whole exome and full genome sequencing of patient and tumor DNAs. Research also continues to identify new genes implicated in increased cancer risk and participants may also be eligible for certain research studies.
We strive to tailor information to the individual concerns of each patient, based on medical and family history. There is the opportunity for close collaboration, medical follow-up and psychological support through our cancer programs.
Genetic counseling is appropriate for anyone who has a personal and/or family history of breast, ovarian, colorectal, uterine, pancreas, stomach or more rare cancers. It is especially important if you have:
Genetic counseling involves the evaluation of the family history to help assess potential genetic factors that may increase an individual’s risk for cancer. Often, genetic testing is possible to help provide more accurate risk assessments and guide appropriate screening/surveillance plans. Individual concerns related to cancer risk are discussed.
NewYork-Presbyterian’s multidisciplinary approach ensures that the best specialists in various disciplines are able to work together to provide optimal and individualized care for each patient. Should your family or personal history indicate an increased risk for cancer, referrals to support organizations, social work, or other healthcare providers can also be provided.
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Gastrointestinal, Gynecological (Uterine) and Other
Breast and Gynecological (Ovarian)