Some individuals are born with genetic mutations that increase the risk of developing cancer during their lifetime. These mutations may be inherited from either a mother or a father. While simply having a genetic mutation does not mean you will definitely get cancer, it does increase your risk.
To set up a personalized genetic risk evaluation please call 971.708.7600.
We are now in the era of personalized medicine and genetic counseling. Your genes can predict your risk of cancer, and certain genetic tests may help your doctors provide better treatment options. If you have cancer in your family, you may be at higher risk. You can talk to one of our genetic counselors to see if genetic testing for cancer would be right for you and your family.
Consider scheduling a personalized genetic risk evaluation with Compass Oncology genetic counselor if you or any family member on either side of your family meet any of the following criteria of the syndromes outlined below.
Visit our "Genetics of Colon and Rectal Cancers" webpage to learn more.
Since the technology for testing has progressed over the years, our genetic counselors also encourage anyone that meets any of the criteria outlined above but received a negative genetic test prior to 2013, to be retested. New genes associated with cancer risks and syndromes have been identified and are now included in updated panel-based testing.
Most insurance will cover genetic testing for patients who meet basic criteria. Our counselors are available to help you determine if you meet these criteria. To schedule your appointment, call 503.297.7403 or click here for more information.