Does colon cancer run in your family?
You can find out by meeting with a genetic counselor. Knowing your cancer risk can help you receive appropriate screenings, medications and other measures to keep you healthy.
A genetic counselor will help you and your family better understand your cancer risk with:
- 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 developing cancer.
- Genetic testing. Your genetic counselor will help to determine whether genetic testing will be beneficial for you and your family. If you do pursue genetic testing, your genetic counselor and a physician will meet with you to discuss your results. They will help you develop a plan for managing your cancer risk and staying healthy.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to learn more about genetic cancer testing for you or members of your family, call 262-696-0836.