Genetic Counselors

The Hereditary Cancer Program at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is led by board-certified genetic counselors who can help patients assess, understand, and outline ways of reducing the risk of developing inherited cancers.  Our counselors are available to evaluate a patient’s personal and family history and determine if genetic testing is appropriate.  Test results are then discussed with the patient, including ways results may impact treatment options and future screening recommendations.

Individuals with an inherited risk have a higher than average chance of developing certain cancers, specifically:

  • Breast
  • Colon
  • Endometrial or uterine
  • Kidney
  • Melanoma and sarcoma
  • Neurological
  • Ovarian
  • Pancreatic
  • Stomach or gastric
  • Thyroid
  • Other rare forms

We offer the following services to help patients and their families understand and evaluate the risk of inherited cancers:

  • Genetic Risk Assessment and Counseling
  • Genetic Testing

For more information about genetic counseling or testing, please call 404-851-6284.

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