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Genetic Testing for Cancer and Risk Assessment
The Familial Cancer Program in Burlington, VT, offers risk assessments, genetic cancer testing and counseling for families and individuals with an elevated risk of cancer due to family history.
At The University of Vermont Cancer Center our skilled and compassionate genetic counselors, provide counseling and a comprehensive genetic risk assessment.
People who are typically at high risk for cancer include:
- Individuals who have had a cancer diagnosis at a young age
- Individuals who have a strong family history of cancers of the same type
- Individuals with multiple primary cancers
- Individuals with multiple primary tumors in different or the same organs
Genetic Testing and Counseling at the UVM Medical Center
There are lots of factors that can cause cancer including:
- Lifestyle factors
Through the Familial Cancer Program, our team of genetic counselors and oncologists review medical and family history information to assess one's risk. Sometimes DNA-based testing is required to fully determine whether family members are at risk of inheriting the disease. Our counselors provide recommendations on screening and prevention for the whole family, not just the individual.
Our team at The UVM Cancer Center has been helping individuals and families determine their cancer risk for over 15 years. From prevention, screening and treatment, we offer compassionate and supportive care informed by the latest medical advances. Our highly skilled team of professionals can provide the information you need to plan for the future.
For questions or more information on our genetic risk assessment and testing services, call 802-847-4495. To schedule an appointment please call 802-847-3175.
Visit Genomic Medicine to learn more about how the UVM Medical Center is harnessing the power of genetic testing to help offer more personalized treatments to patients.