The Cancer Genetics Program offers cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling to help determine if your personal and/or family cancer history is due to an inherited susceptibility. We provide education, cancer risk assessment, and research opportunities for individuals concerned about their cancer risk. Genetic counselors work closely with specialists at the Breast Cancer Program and the Gynecologic Cancer Program to ensure you receive individualized, comprehensive care.
Call 1-800-454-8156 for more information or to make an appointment.
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
People who are concerned about their personal or family cancer history may benefit from genetic counseling. Having a genetic consultation may help address worry about cancer risk and provide a better understanding of risk and measures that can be taken. The program helps you and your physicians make informed decisions about your health care based on risk assessment and, in some cases, genetic test results.
Below are some additional reasons for which a cancer genetics consultation should be considered:
Based on the risk assessment and the counseling session, genetic testing will be recommended if indicated. If genetic testing is not done, cancer risks will be estimated based on personal and family history, and appropriate screening guidelines will be reviewed.
Your insurance may cover your genetic counseling and subsequent genetic testing, if appropriate. Insurance companies may have specific policies for coverage of genetics services.
To make an appointment, or for more information, call 1-800-454-8156.
During your appointment you will meet with one of our genetic providers for approximately 60 minutes to review your personal and family history, basic information on inheritance, the chances for a hereditary cancer susceptibility, estimated cancer risks if appropriate, based on the information you provided.
Your genetic provider will discuss:
If needed, your genetic provider will provide information about services and specialists, which may include:
The CGP is a joint program of:
To make an appointment, refer a patient, or learn more about us, call 1-800-454-8156.
We're open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During nights and weekends, you can leave us a message.