Cancer Genetics

Cancer genetics is the study of how inherited changes in genes can cause an increased risk of cancer.

This service undertakes risk assessment for individuals who are either affected with cancer themselves and/or have a family history of cancer. These assessments include how likely it is that the cancer is genetic, what an individual’s risk is, whether genetic testing is possible or appropriate, and how best to deal with the increased risk. This may include information about genetic testing, referral for screening or consideration of risk reducing surgery.

We offer services to individuals and families at risk of common cancers (eg breast and bowel cancer) and to those with inherited cancer syndromes such as FAP, MEN, VHL and Gorlin.