At Northwest Community Hospital, we care about our patients and their families. We recognize the important role of genetics in disease susceptibility and that's why we've developed a genetic counseling and genetic testing program to help you identify and manage your hereditary risk for breast cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and other hereditary cancer risks.
Our genetic risk assessment program offers compassionate counseling, optional genetic testing as indicated, and suggestions for early detection and risk reduction strategies.
At your genetic counseling appointment, your NCH genetic counselor will:
This information will then be used to help create a cancer screening and prevention plan, which may include a schedule for breast cancer screenings, colorectal cancer screenings, prostate cancer screenings and more. Your plan might also include:
This customized prevention plan can help reduce your hereditary cancer risk and guide your medical management decisions.
Find out if genetic counseling is right for you. Contact our genetic counselor, Avis Gibons, at 847.618.6662.