One in three people develop cancer. Your family history is one of several factors that can affect your risk for cancer. Cancer genetics counseling can help you figure out what your risk for cancer actually is if your family has a history of cancer.
Our program helps to assess cancer risk through a variety of tools, including genetic screening and testing. Detecting cancer early is important because it allows for more prevention and treatment options.
The Clinical Genetics Program is a joint offering between Levine Cancer Institute and Carolinas Medical Center. Through this program, our team of genetic counselors and physicians assist patients, their families, and referring physicians regarding cancer risk factors and recommendations for care.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Cancer Genetics Program at 980-442-2000.
Individuals with a personal or family history of:
Your First Visit
Initial visits are with a genetic counselor in the Genetics, Survivorship, and Wellness Center at Levine Cancer Institute. Genetic counseling is also available at additional Levine Cancer Institute locations throughout the region. Find a location near you.
You may also see a geneticist, if needed. During the visit, we review the following topics:
Follow-up visits take place at Levine Cancer Institute with a genetic counselor and a physician.
Topics usually covered at this visit include: