Genetics and Cancer Topics
Inherited Cancer Risk: Online class hosted by Kimberly Barr, MS Genetic Counselor Coordinator. This 35-minute online program will explain basic information about cancer and inherited cancer risk. It will also give you information about genetic testing for cancer risk and what to expect from a genetic counseling visit.
Hereditary Cancer Risk Who should be tested first: You may be considering genetic testing to learn about your cancer risk. Genetic testing can find DNA changes that increase the risk for cancer. However, even with a strong history of cancer in the family, genetic testing works better on some family members than others.
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Online Class that gives an overview of the role that genetics plays in cancer with a specific segment covering breast and ovarian cancer. Hosted by Kimberly Barr, LCGC, MS, Genetic Counselor Coordinator, the class also gives information about genetic testing for cancer risk and what to expect from a genetic counseling visit.
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility Genes: should you be tested?: Provides basic information about breast cancer and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes and testing.
Breast Cancer Screening: Tipsheet by Kaiser Permanente Regional Health Education on screening recommendations for breast cancer.
FORCE: Web site for women who are at high risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer due to their family history and genetic status, and for members of families in which a BRCA mutation may be present.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition: Web site for public information and education on ovarian cancer.
Hereditary Colon Cancer: Should you have genetic testing: Provides basic information about colon cancer susceptibility and genetic testing.
Hereditary Non-polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC) Syndrome: Kaiser Permanente information sheet on HNPCC.
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) Syndrome: Kaiser Permanente information sheet on FAP.
Why Should I Be Tested For Colorectal Cancer?: Tipsheet by Kaiser Permanente Regional Health Education on screening recommendations for colorectal cancer.
Your Cancer Risk: Siteman Cancer Center web site that estimates your risk of cancer and provides personalized tips for prevention.
Cancer Information Service: Web site by the National Cancer Institute providing free public information and education service.