Cancer Genetics

Dr. Margileth discusses BRCA genes
Sandra Brown discusses the Cancer Genetics Program
Cancer Genetics I
Cancer Genetics II

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(714) 734-6229

Our Cancer Genetics Program

The Cancer Genetics Program at St. Joseph Hospital conveys personalized cancer prevention and early detection strategies to patients and families with a new diagnosis, personal history, and/or family history of cancer by providing accurate risk assessments and individualized management recommendations through a combination of genetic counseling and genetic testing.

Our genetic counselors are licensed board-certified clinicians designated by the California Department of Public Health and the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Consultations with our genetic counselors include discussion of endorsed genetic testing options and delivery of accurately interpreted genetic test results, detailed cancer risk assessment, and psycho-social support, as well as individualized recommendations for cancer screening, risk reduction and prevention. Our practice not only improves patient and physician understanding, but also increases the precision of personalized management and prevention strategies. As approximately 35% of all cancer diagnoses have some associated hereditary risk, our genetic counselors provide the accurate identification and segregation of cancer risks associated with sporadic, familial, and inherited cancer syndrome risks. Please review our frequently asked questions page for more details.

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The Cancer Genetics Program is located within the Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment at St. Joseph Hospital. For more information, to speak with a genetic counselor or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (714) 734-6229.