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April 24, 2017 - 8:20am | 46°F
Does cancer run in your family? Feist-Weiller Cancer Center's own experienced Advanced Practice Nurse in Genetics (APNG) provides genetic counseling for people at risk for hereditary cancers. Inherited gene changes are responsible for 5-10% of all cancers. A careful review of one's personal and family history will help determine whether cancer is hereditary in your family.
Risk factors for melanoma or breast, ovarian, colorectal, and endometrial uterine cancers:
It is important to remember that this list is only to help you think about your family history of cancer. Not everyone who has one of these risk factors is at risk for hereditary cancer.
What does the Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center offer?
Family History Review. A review of your medical and family history to determine if there are any signs of hereditary cancer.
Genetic Counseling Staff
Gary Von Burton, MD
Mary Lowery Nordberg, PhD
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center • 1501 Kings Highway • Shreveport, LA 71103
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