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Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

Does cancer seem to "run in the family?"

Do you or someone you love have a family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or colon cancer? Will this increase your own risk of getting cancer? At CHA, we offer state-of-the-art genetic cancer screening and prevention services to people across the Boston area. This information can help you take care of your family and take control of your health. Come in for a full evaluation of your personal risk.

About Our Program
We help people who are concerned about cancer, and help patients/families understand cancer. This includes analyzing your risk and providing you with counseling and advice. We can also do genetic testing if this is recommended. Some new blood tests can identify people at high risk for certain cancers. Most importantly, we work with patients at high risk of developing cancer to develop personal prevention strategies.

About Our Team
We have an expert team that includes a nurse, nutritionist, social worker, and oncologist.

What To Expect
You will find a warm and supportive atmosphere. During the first visit, we will do an initial consultation. This lets us get a family history and determine your risk factors. The visit may also include a physical exam, genetic testing, and counseling. At your second visit, if necessary, we will review your test results with you, discuss prevention and screening strategies, and provide you with expert recommendations about your health and ongoing care.

We accept all major health insurance. If you qualify for genetic testing and are not covered for the tests, we will work with you to help you find other ways of paying for the costs.

Contact Us
Cambridge Hospital Campus
1493 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: 617-665-1552
Fax: 617-665-1925