Many factors contribute to cancer development, including environmental factors, lifestyle choices, overall health, and genetic factors. Advanced cancer sciences help us determine if you are at risk for developing cancer by examining your family history. At Cambridge Regional Cancer Center in Guernsey County, we call it genetic cancer counseling.
If someone in your family has experienced early onset cancer, such a premenopausal breast cancer, or many of your family members have been diagnosed with the same form of the disease, you could be a candidate for genetic testing for cancer.
Other cancer occurrences in your family history, such as cancers in multiple generations, unusual cancers, or rare cancers associated with birth defects, may also make you a candidate for genetic cancer counseling.
OhioHealth Genetic Counseling
Patients can see and speak with an OhioHealth genetic counselor using telemedicine — a remote way of accessing specialized care from wherever you are.
OhioHealth genetic counselors provide risk assessments for hereditary cancer. You will learn:
- The risks, benefits and limitations of genetic testing
- The likelihood that cancers in your family are hereditary
- Screening and risk-reduction treatment options
Talk with your primary care physician about your family’s history of cancer and ask if genetic counseling is right for you.
Call (740) 439.2771 to schedule genetic counseling at the Cambridge Regional Cancer Center.