Clinical Cancer Genetics Program
Between five and 10% of cancer cases are inherited. Individuals with a genetic predisposition for developing the disease will have a far higher chance of developing cancer within their lifetime and at an earlier age.
Genetic testing can help determine whether a family has a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome. Individuals who have genetically higher risks to develop certain cancers are recommended to follow high-risk cancer surveillance and management.
The Clinical Cancer Genetics Program can coordinate genetic testing and high-risk cancer surveillance for individuals and their families with hereditary cancer syndromes.
To learn more about cancer and genetics, visit our Family History or review info on the department below.
- Genetic counseling and genetic testing
- Hereditary cancer syndromes
- Preparing for a genetic counseling appointment
Genetic Counseling Appointment
Existing MD Anderson patients: Request a genetic counseling referral from your attending provider.