Does colon cancer run in your family?
You can find out through the Regional Cancer Center's Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment Program. Knowing your cancer risk can help you receive appropriate screenings, medications and other measures to keep you healthy.
To help you and your family better understand your cancer risk, ProHealth Care's Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment Program provides:
- A personalized, comprehensive evaluation and risk assessment You will meet with a board-certified genetic counselor who will review your medical and family history. The risk assessment will help you understand the chance that you will develop cancer and steps you can take to stay healthy.
- Education During the genetic counseling session, you will learn about the role of genes in the development of cancer.
- Genetic testing Your genetic counselor will help to determine whether genetic testing will be beneficial for you and your family. If genetic testing is pursued, your genetic counselor and a physician will meet with you to discuss your results and the meaning for you and your family. They will help you develop a plan for managing your cancer risk and staying healthy.
Where can I learn more?