Who Should Consider Hereditary Risk Assessment?
Our Hereditary Risk Assessment Program provides genetic education and testing for as many as 25 different genes associated with hereditary cancer.
Individuals with any of the following factors may benefit from cancer risk assessment and genetic testing.
- Multiple relatives on the same side of the family with the same or related cancers, such as breast, ovarian, prostate, pancreatic, colon, uterine, stomach, kidney/urinary tract, small bowel, and brain
- Cancer at unusually young ages, such as breast cancer (and DCIS), colon cancer, or endometrial (uterine) cancer diagnosed under the age of 50
- More than one cancer diagnosis in the same individual, for example, bilateral breast (cancer in both breasts)
- Ten or more precancerous colon polyps
- Rare cancers, such as ovarian cancer and male breast cancer
- Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with breast or ovarian cancer at any age
- A family history of known, altered cancer-predisposing gene
- Triple negative breast cancer diagnosed under age 60
- Colon or endometrial (uterine) cancer with a specific histology – abnormal MSI/IHC under the age of 60
We welcome questions from anyone who is concerned about genetic predisposition for cancer and individual risk factors.
For more information or to schedule a visit:
9 Cranbrook Blvd., Enfield, CT
(860) 253-5330 option 5
1260 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT
Recognized for hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care.