Are you a cancer patient who has questions about genetic testing? Would you like to know if you are at risk for the disease in order to take the proper precautions? Genetic counseling can help.
Carroll Hospital, in partnership with the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, is now offering a genetic counseling program for cancer patients and those at risk for the disease.
You may want to consider genetic counseling if:
As part of the program, participants will undergo a comprehensive family history and risk assessment before testing, and after testing will receive support from a certified genetic counselor who will explain the results, risks, options and next steps in coordination with your physician.
Testing is available for all types of cancers, with a special focus on breast, pancreatic, ovarian and colorectal cancers.
A physician referral is required. For appointments and information, please call 410-871-6161.
Office visits will take place at:
Tevis Center for Wellness
200 Memorial Avenue
Westminster, MD 21157
In the following video, UMGCC genetic counselor Jessica Rispoli Joines, M.G.C., C.G.C., describes the importance of genetic counseling: