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Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas is proud to offer a program that assesses an individual’s risk to have a hereditary form of cancer. Our risk assessment program includes multiple types of hereditary cancer syndromes.
During a genetic counseling session information is provided on the risk to develop cancer, surveillance and early detection options, genetic testing, as well as some prevention strategies and treatment options. Learn how genetics can impact your cancer risk.
When to consider genetic counseling?
What happens in a genetic counseling session:
When genetic testing is performed it is billed separately by a genetic laboratory. Most insurance companies cover the cost of genetic testing.
Types of cancers seen in the Hereditary Cancer Risk Program:
If you would like to find out more information about our hereditary cancer risk assessment program and genetic counseling services please contact 214.820.9600 or Cancergenetics@baylorhealth.edu. You can schedule an appointment or ask to speak to a genetic counselor to learn more about genetics is involved in the development of cancer.
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