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Genetic Counselors Awareness Day November 9th - Do you need a Genetic Risk Assessment?

Virginia Cancer Specialists Practice Blog

November 09, 2017
Virginia Cancer Specialists » VCS Practice News » Blog Post » Genetic Counselors Awareness Day November 9th – Do you need a Genetic Risk Assessment?

At Virginia Cancer Specialists, we provide comprehensive medical care and support services for people diagnosed with cancer or those at a higher risk of developing cancer.  Our integrated team comprised of oncologists, genetic counselors, nurse practitioners and nurse specialists have received special training related to inherited cancers and are available to help you understand your level of risk and provide personalized medical recommendations based on personal and/or family history of cancer.

Approximately 5-10% of cancers are inherited.  Changes in a particular gene can be passed down from a parent and are associated with a higher lifetime risk of cancer.  Features suggestive of hereditary cancer include – Learn about our program and the VCS team Here.