All cancer is genetic but not all cancer is hereditary. The Cancer Genetic Risk and Prevention Program at Grand View Health offers individualized genetic evaluation and counseling services for patients and families who may be at an increased risk for developing many cancers, including breast cancer. Most cancers are not inherited. Taking a complete family history is very important to identify people at higher risk. Hereditary cancer risk may be linked to more than one type of cancer. Understanding your potential risk can help you and your physician make better, more informed decisions about your health before the onset of cancer or a second cancer has a chance to develop.

Monique Gary, DO, FACS, Cancer Genetic Risk and Prevention Program director will help you asses your risk of carrying gene mutation which may be linked to more than one cancer. Dr. Gary can determine if you are a candidate for genetic testing based on your family and medical history.

Dr. Gary will use the results to review recommendations for reducing your risk for developing specific cancers. If the testing confirms the presence of a cancer mutation, modified medical management may be recommended such as enhanced screening, medication or preventive surgery.

To schedule a genetic evaluation at the GVH Sellersville Outpatient Center, call 215-453-3400.