Family Risk Evaluation Program
Predicting Cancer Risk at St. Luke’s
Support to families and individuals considering testing to predict their risk of cancer.
The St. Luke’s Family Cancer Risk Evaluation Program provides cancer risk evaluation and the latest information on hereditary cancer.
What does the Family Cancer Risk Evaluation Program involve?
At the session, a specially trained oncology nurse or genetic counselor will discuss...
- Basic genetics
- How to identify cancer risk
- General recommendations for screenings
- The process of testing for hereditary cancer risk
- The legal and social issues that come with genetic testing
The genetic counselor or oncology nurse can present all of this information as a group session.
What happens next?
After the information program, the genetic counselor or oncology nurse will...
- Draw a family tree
- Assist in confirming family cancer history
- Discuss your hereditary cancer risk
Insurance coverage and financial concerns regarding genetic testing will be discussed during the appointment.
If you are interested in this program, you may be self-referred or referred by a physician.
For more information about the Cancer Risk Evaluation Program, call 484-503-4692.