Genetic counseling has given me the information I need to feel like I’m in control of my health. Since I know I’m at high risk for cancer, I get regular screenings. My kids will get counseling as soon as they are 18.”
Rocky Mountain Oncology Center provides genetic counseling to individuals with a personal and/or family history of cancer. Many cancers occur by chance, but as many as 10% of cancers are caused by an inherited gene mutation. People who carry one of these mutations may have an increased chance to develop cancer and also may pass the genetic mutation on to their children. Our cancer genetics program helps to identify people at risk for hereditary cancer and to provide education to reduce that risk, including cancer screening, education on cancer prevention, and cancer risk-reduction planning.
You may want to consider genetic counseling if you have:
- A cancer diagnosis at an early age (before the age of 50)
- Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry
- Multiple primary cancers
- A family history of multiple cases of cancer on the same side of the family
- Rare cancers (such as ovarian cancer or male breast cancer)
- Concerns about genetics and cancer
What to expect
Rebecca Pollack, MS, CGC
Schedule an appointment
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, you can call us at 307-235-5433.