Cancer Genetics Program
If you have a family history of cancer, you may be concerned about your genetic risk for cancer. Approximately 5 to 10 percent of cancers may be due to an inherited gene mutation. This is known as hereditary cancer and is passed from a parent to a child.
ProMedica Cancer Institute’s cancer genetics program provides a risk assessment for appropriate individuals as well as testing and education for at-risk patients.
If you’re interested in learning more about your hereditary risk for cancer, or would like to request a referral or schedule an appointment, contact the certified genetic counselor at ProMedica Cancer Institute.
Kelly Morse, MS, CGC
Certified Genetic Counselor
Are You at High Risk for Developing Cancer?
If you or your family has any of the following traits, you may be a candidate for genetic testing. By knowing your risk, you can work with your physician on early detection and prevention. Contact your doctor to learn more.
Cancer Risk Checklist
- Bilateral breast cancer
- Breast cancer prior to age 50
- Ovarian cancer (at any age)
- Colorectal cancer prior to age 50
- Family with several individuals with cancer at a young age
- Endometrial cancer prior to age 50
- Male breast cancer
- Ashkenazi Jewish decent with breast cancer at any age
- Relative with a BRCA gene mutation