I just want to get some advice about the genetics of cancer.
At Sydney Cancer Genetics, we see individuals and families who are concerned about inherited cancer risk. This is true whether you have had cancer yourself or not.
If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, genetic testing may guide your surgical and other treatment choices.
At your consult, we review your personal and family history and provide screening advice regardless of whether genetic testing occurs.
Discussing your family history and your concerns with a genetic oncologist is confidential. It does not affect insurance. It often provides reassurance and may even reduce the amount of screening you do. This is because most cancer is NOT caused by a inherited mutation in an important gene.