Cancer Genetics ProgramWe live in an exciting time when genetic discoveries are leading to renewed hope for better health. The Cancer Genetics Program at Community Memorial Hospital helps individuals with a family history of cancer understand their own likelihood of developing cancer.
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Genetic counselors help make genetic technology understandable. “One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is to help people use genetic information to move from fearing cancer to taking control of their health as they learn steps to lower their risks,” said Kristin Sanden, MS, CGC, genetic counselor at Community Memorial Hospital.
Genetic risk assessment begins with a look at the pattern of cancer in the family and can help individuals and their healthcare providers make a plan to lower chances of developing cancer or to detect it early when it is most treatable.
Cancer genetic risk assessment is important for families especially when several family members have been diagnosed with cancer, when cancer has occurred at a young age, or when a family member has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.
To learn more about genetic counseling or to make an appointment at Community Memorial Hospital, call 262-257-5015. To reach the Genetics Program or Genetic Counselor Sara Svendsen at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, please call 800-272-3666.
Source: Froedtert Today
Date: September 2006