|The Comprehensive Cancer Clinic at Stanford University Medical Center offers genetic counseling and genetic testing for individuals concerned about the risk of an inherited cancer predisposition. Our services include individualized cancer risk assessments based on medical and family history, detailed discussion of options for genetic testing and recommendations for preventive screening and treatments.
Our Clinic team includes genetic counselors, oncologists and geneticists. Genetic counseling involves a comprehensive personal risk analysis and education about the genetic mechanisms related to cancer. If indicated, genetic testing is offered, but only after the benefits, risks and limits of each test are carefully considered. Choosing if and when to test is ultimately a very personal decision. Our goals are to educate people about familial cancer, provide clear options for medical or surgical interventions, and enhance the quality of life for high risk cancer families.