The St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Genetics Program aims to help individuals and families with a history of cancer better understand and manage their cancer risk. The program includes providers with expertise in cancer genetic counseling, medical oncology and cancer surgery. Together, these specialists assess and develop management plans for hereditary cancer syndromes and familial occurrences of cancer by:
- Performing a detailed cancer risk assessment with genetic counseling
- Facilitating and interpreting genetic testing when appropriate
- Providing individualized cancer screening and prevention plan to assist in early detection, prevention and improved cancer management.