Integrative Services

Hereditary Cancer Screening


We offer hereditary cancer screening testing for eligible patients based on review of their personal and family history as well answers they provide on our hereditary cancer screening questionnaire. If appropriate we will arrange genetic counseling. Discussion with a genetic counselor can be in person or via Skype chat.

Knowing your potential risk for hereditary cancer can help us make informed decisions about your health including: increased surveillance for breast, ovarian and/or other cancers associated with the gene mutation, such as starting cancer screening at an earlier age, risk-reducing medications, preventive surgery, such as mastectomy or oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries)

Risk Factors for Hereditary Breast Cancer

For You

  • Have you had breast cancer at age 50 or younger
  • Have you had triple negative breast cancer
  • Have you ever had ovarian cancer
  • Are male and have had breast cancer at any age
  • Have had a male relative diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and have a personal or family history of breast, ovarian, prostate or pancreatic cancer

Your Family

  • Has had someone diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50
  • Has had someone diagnosed with ovarian cancer
  • Has had two breast cancers in the same person or on the same side of the family
  • Has had a male family member diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Has had someone diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at any age
  • Has three or more family members with HBOC-associated** cancer on the same side of the family
  • Has had a previously identified BRCA1, BRCA2 or other mutation in the family