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Determine your risk for cancer
In people carrying a hereditary cancer syndrome gene, cancer risk can be passed down from parent to child. That means their children may have a significantly higher risk of developing cancer than other people.
The counselors and medical geneticists at the Wellstar Genetic Risk Assessment Program help people with cancer or people with a family history of cancer learn about genetic testing and the benefits it may have for you and your family. Using information learned from your genetic assessment, you can better understand the disease and seek medical or surgical options if necessary to treat cancer at the earliest possible stage, or in some cases, prevent a diagnosis all together.
Someone with a family history of cancer who learns they have specific genetic mutations may discuss the benefits of screening, lifestyle changes or medical treatments.
Possible indicators of hereditary cancer syndrome include:
Visit the Wellstar Genetic Risk Assessment Program page to learn more about the genetic counseling experience, what to expect at your appointment and whether genetic testing is covered by insurance.