Also known as: Cancer genetic testing; cancer genetic counseling; risk assessment and counseling; cancer screening and prevention education
Providence Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention Program helps patients assess their individual cancer risk and outlines steps patients can take to reduce personal risk and detect cancer as early as possible.
Identify personal cancer risk factors based on medical history and lifestyle factors
Explain how family history of cancer influences risk
Determine whether genetic testing is likely to be useful based on family history
Recommend a customized set of cancer screening tests
Provide strategies to reduce cancer risk
Q. I've just been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS.) I've heard it described as "stage 0" breast cancer. What does that mean? How worried should I be?
Answer from the expert staff of breast cancer research at the Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center at Providence Portland Medical Center:
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