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Cancer Genetics Center at Brookwood Baptist

The Cancer Genetics Center identifies, counsels and helps people who are at risk to develop certain types of hereditary cancer such as breast and ovarian cancer.  Led by a genetic counselor, the center works hand-in-hand with patients to evaluate family history, develop a personalized cancer risk assessment and, when appropriate, provide advanced genetic testing. Our team provides ongoing education and support to encourage early detection and help patients make informed decisions about their health.

Our Services

  • Cancer risk assessment based on personal risk factors and family history
  • Genetic counseling and testing
  • Personalized education and cancer prevention planning
  • Navigation support and referrals to provide seamless access to physician specialists and other hospital resources

Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancers

Does cancer run in your family? The Cancer Genetics Center offers genetic testing to determine if you are at a increased risk for developing certain cancers. Knowing your risk can help you and your doctor make better, more informed decisions about your health, before cancer has a chance to develop.

You should consider testing for Hereditary Cancer syndrome if any of the following factors apply to you or a close family member:

  • Breast cancer before age 50
  • Ovarian cancer at any age
  • Colon cancer before age 50
  • Endometrial cancer before age 50
  • Two primary cancers in an individual
  • Both breast and ovarian cancer in an individual or family
  • Male breast cancer at any age
  • Two or more breast cancers in a family, one under age 50
  • Women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent with breast or ovarian cancer at any age

For more information, call the Cancer Genetics Center at 205-877-5298