Cancer is a common occurrence; however some families may have more than their share of cancer diagnoses. Our genetic counselors are trained to sort out multiple cancer diagnoses in a family through the use of extensive family history information and genetics risk assessment models to determine if genetic testing may benefit a family.
Hereditary Cancer Clinics offer discussion of personal and family cancer histories. Risk assessments based on these histories are discussed, along with any recommendations for genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes.
Appointments are available for individuals affected with cancer and/or their family members. The following is a list of common indications for cancer genetic counseling:
- Bilateral cancer in paired organs
- Cancer diagnosed before age 50
- Concerns/questions about cancer risk in unaffected relatives
- Families with specific cancer clusters (breast and ovarian cancer, or colon and endometrial cancer, for example)
- Family member with a known genetic mutation
- More than 1 primary cancer in the same individual
- Rare cancers or tumors (male breast cancer, pheochromocytoma, or retinoblastoma, for example)
- Three or more family members with the same cancer
Cancer genetic counseling services are available at several locations throughout the Omaha metro area.
Additionally, cancer genetic counselors are available to see patients with possible hereditary cancer at any of our outreach clinics in the greater Nebraska area.
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Adult Genetics Clinic
Adult Metabolic Clinic
Boys Town Craniofacial Clinic
Boys Town Neurosensory Clinic
Children's Developmental Clinic
Children's Metabolic Clinic
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic Clinic
Hereditary Cancer Clinics
Prenatal Genetic Clinics
- Genetic Testing
- Adult Genetics Clinic