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Gynecologic Cancer Genetics Clinic

MD Anderson’s Gynecologic Oncology Center provides hereditary cancer genetic counseling and genetic testing services for women who have ovarian or endometrial (uterine) cancer and a personal or family history that is suggestive of an inherited cancer predisposition. Genetic counseling is also available for women who have never had ovarian or endometrial cancer but have a significant family history of cancer.

If you have ovarian cancer, genetic counseling is particularly recommended if you:

  • Have ever had breast cancer
  • Have any relatives who have had ovarian cancer
  • Have any relatives who were diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50
  • Have two or more relatives who had breast cancer at any age
  • Are of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish ancestry
  • Have a relative who has tested positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation

If you have uterine (endometrial) cancer, genetic counseling is particularly recommended if you:

  • Were diagnosed with endometrial cancer before age 50
  • Have ever had colon or rectal cancer
  • Have any close relatives with colon, rectal, or endometrial cancer
  • Have a relative who has tested positive for a Lynch syndrome mutation (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2 genes)

For more information on hereditary cancer, visit the Clinical Cancer Genetics web site.

Clinic Information

Location: Mays Clinic Building, 6th floor | Get Directions
Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:30 a.m. - Noon; Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 1-877-632-6789

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