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Cancer Risk Clinic: For Referring Physicians

The Comprehensive Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic at the University of Chicago Medicine offers cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for patients who may have an increased risk of cancer due to family history, medical and genetic factors, and/or lifestyle factors.

Genetic testing and counseling may be helpful to patients and their families if they fit the following criteria:

  • Individuals who develop cancer at an early age (e.g. breast cancer at age <50 or at age <60 if triple negative breast cancer or colon cancer age <50)
  • Families in which multiple close relatives develop the same type of cancer, especially if any occur at an early age
  • Individuals with multiple cancers, especially if one or more occur at an early age
  • Cancer that has developed in a set of paired organs (e.g. both breasts, both kidneys)
  • Individuals with breast cancer who are from an ethnic background with an increased prevalence of mutations in genes associated with inherited breast and/or ovarian cancer (e.g. Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry)
  • Any woman who develops ovarian or fallopian tube cancer regardless of family history
  • The patient is related to someone who has an inherited mutation known to increase the risk of developing cancer
  • Males who develop breast cancer

Once the risks have been assessed, we will develop a surveillance and management strategy for the patient. We can also assist you in monitoring your patient’s risk reduction plan.

Contact Us

For a consultation with one of our physicians or to refer a patient, please call Felicia Steverson, Cancer Risk Administrative Coordinator, at (773) 702-1093.


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Contact Us

For a consultation with one of our physicians or to refer a patient, please call Felicia Steverson, Cancer Risk Administrative Coordinator, at (773) 702-1093.