Many women wonder about their cancer risk based on family cancer history or ancestry. That’s why the team at Sarah Cannon at Rose Medical Center created the Rose Medical Center Hereditary Cancer Clinic. Our mission is to help educate patients and families about familial cancer and cancer risk and provide an easy resource for cancer screening, risk reduction and genetic counseling.
Knowledge is a powerful asset. Understand your cancer risk: call 720-376-7891 to speak to our clinic today.
How Do I Know if the Rose Hereditary Cancer Clinic Might Make Sense for Me?
Many patients who contact the Rose Hereditary Cancer Clinic have a history or ancestry that includes:
- Diagnosis of cancer at a younger than average age
- Multiple relatives with the same cancer type
- Multiple cancers in a single person
- Family member diagnosis with certain rare cancers (such as male breast cancer, sarcoma or others)
- Family member diagnosis with certain benign growths or tumors (such as pheochromocytoma or others)
- A known mutation (positive genetic test) for a cancer susceptibility gene
The Rose Hereditary Cancer Clinic exists to help educate patients and help you understand your health history. If you are concerned about your family’s health history, call us at 720-376-7891.
How Does the Hereditary Cancer Clinic Work?
The Rose Hereditary Cancer Clinic’s unique program includes a collaborative, educational approach to prevention and risk education, involving radiologists, medical oncologists and genetic counselors. Patients will receive a personalized care plan based on his or her individual risk assessment.
The program includes:
- Initial risk assessment and coordination of care from our specialized nurse
- Screening at the Rose Breast Center, which may include digital mammography, digital 3D mammography, breast ultrasound and/or breast MRI; images are read by fellowship-trained radiologists specialized in breast imaging
- Genetic counseling and testing
- Coordination of follow-up care, including cancer prevention strategies and surveillance, with referrals to other specialty clinics within the Rose Cancer Center as needed
Prevention and early detection are two powerful weapons to reduce the possibility of the occurrence of cancer. If you think you may be a candidate for the Rose Hereditary Cancer Clinic, please call us at 720-376-7891. We look forward to helping you with your long-term health needs!