Genetic Counseling Program
The Yale Cancer Center Cancer Genetic Counseling Program is a new frontier in the fight against cancer. The program provides genetic counseling and testing to people at increased risk for hereditary cancer and helps them to make informed medical decisions based on their own personal risk assessment. These interventions can have a huge impact on a person's life by allowing them to better manage their health and reduce their risk of ever developing cancer. The program is a component of Yale Cancer Center, a comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute.
The clinical team in the Yale Cancer Center Cancer Genetic Counseling Program is committed to providing a comprehensive plan to help assist patients and their families with all aspects of the risk assessment and testing process, surveillance, surgical decision-making, and follow-up care. The entire process consists of a minimum of three one-hour visits to the counseling center.