Cancer Genetic Counseling

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cancer Genetic Counseling and Testing at The Christ Hospital

Genetic counseling and testing can help you better understand your family history of cancer and personal risk factors and empower you and your provider with knowledge to develop the best screening and prevention plan for you. A genetic counselor from The Christ Hospital Precision Health can work with you through the genetic testing process and help you understand the implications and benefits of genetic testing. Our genetic counselors can:

  • Aid in selecting the correct genetic test for you

  • Assess and explain the results of your testing

  • Help you develop a plan for screening to improve the chances for early detection

  • Work with you and your provider to decrease the risk for certain types of hereditary cancer

  • Work with you and your provider to help guide treatment options for those already diagnosed

  • with certain types of cancer

  • Discuss and/or coordinate genetic testing for your family members when hereditary risk factors are present

Cancer Genetic Counseling can benefit people with a personal or family history of:

  • Certain types of cancer diagnosed at age 50 or younger

  • Triple negative, bilateral or metastatic breast cancer

  • Multiple primary tumors

  • Rare cancer, especially ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, metastatic prostate cancer, male breast cancer

  • At least two close relatives with breast, ovarian, pancreatic, colon or prostate cancers

In some cases, genetic counseling can be helpful for people who have been diagnosed with:

  • Multiple polyps in the colon (usually ≥ 9), even if the polyps were not cancerous.

  • Multiple benign tumors

  • Other features seen with hereditary cancers

Other cancer-screening services available through Precision Health

  • The High Risk Cancer Screening Clinic provides genetic risk-evaluation, as well as advanced screening and imaging for individuals at increased risk for cancer due to certain risk factors.

  • The GIA Chatbot is a HIPAA-compliant clinical chatbot that uses answers that you provide about you and your family’s h​​ealth history to help you better understand your risks and if genetic testing may be right for you.

For More Information or to Make an Appointment

Click here​ to learn more about genetic counseling and genetic testing with The Christ Hospital Precision Health. You can also get more information or schedule an appointment by calling 513-585-3275. Current patients can schedule your appointment online via MyChart: