Genetic Counseling

  • The genetic counseling services at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute provide:

    • Risk assessment 
    • Genetic testing 
    • Counseling 
    • Research 
    • Intervention strategies that may help prevent cancer  

    Clinical Genetics ResearchOnly a small percentage of cancer is caused by a gene mutation that runs in families. The men and women who carry the gene have a much higher risk of developing cancer. Genetic testing gives them the information and education they need to make important decisions about their health and to possibly prevent cancer.

    Our genetic counseling process helps individuals and families by providing the following:

    • Interpretation of family medical history and assessment of the risk for disease occurrence, recurrence, or hereditary cancer syndrome
    • Education about disease inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources, and research
    • Counseling to promote informed choices, cope with the results, and adapt to the risk or condition

    Please ask your physician to refer you to Kelsey Johnson, our genetic counselor. Call 912-350-0926 for more information.