Genetic Counseling

Some cancers run in families, based on abnormal genes we inherit from our parents. Hereditary cancers can include:

  • Breast
  • Gynecological cancers: ovarian, uterine and fallopian tube
  • Gastrointestinal: colon, rectal, pancreatic and gastric
  • Genitourinary: kidney
  • Endocrine: thyroid, pituitary and adrenal
  • ​Skin: melanoma

Through our relationship with Massachusetts General Hospital, a certified genetic counselor can:

  • Identify your risk of developing cancer based on your personal and family history
  • Explain the risks and benefits of genetic testing
  • Explain test results
  • ​Refer you for monitoring, treatment and follow-up care

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, talk to your primary care provider or call Foundation Hematology/Oncology at (603) 886-7900.