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Einstein Cancer Center provides genetic counseling for patients and family members through our Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program.
A predictive screening. The screenings are voluntary and help determine the likelihood of you developing cancer. They also help your oncology team determine how to treat your cancer or help to prevent/screen for other cancers in yourself and your family members.
We recommend genetic counseling for pediatric and adult patients who meet the following criteria:
Call genetic counselor Colleen Muraresku, MS, LCGC, at 215-456-4672
When you schedule your appointment, a member of our staff will ask you for a personal or family history to determine where you will be screened.
Our genetic counselor offers special appointments for breast, ovarian and gastrointestinal cancer at specific locations. Risk assessments for other cancers, such as lung, adrenal, parathyroid, leukemia, sarcoma, and lymphoma are scheduled as available.
Cancer Center at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia5501 Old York RoadKlein Building, Suite 101Philadelphia, PA 19141Get DirectionsHours: Wednesday, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. for gastrointestinal cancer, including colon, rectal, uterine/endometrial, history of polyps, stomach, small bowel, adenal, pancreatic, kidney and ureter cancer, as well as ovarian cancer and endometrial (uterine) cancer.
Marion-Louise Saltzman Women's Center at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia5501 Old York RoadPhiladelphia, PA 19141Get DirectionsHours: Monday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday, from 12 – 3:30 p.m. for breast and ovarian cancer. Either session can also allow for screening of fallopian tube, prostate, melanoma and pancreatic cancer.
Center One9880 Bustleton AvenueSuite 205Philadelphia, PA 19115Get DirectionsHours: The first and third Tuesday of the month, from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
At the initial screening appointment, our genetic counselor will ask you for a brief history, which will involve providing information on your family history.
Based on your history, our genetic counselor will discuss with the team of physicians to determine if genetic testing needs to be ordered. A vast majority of the testing is performed by a blood test, but some are also offered as a saliva test.
We offer testing for a wide variety of hereditary cancer syndromes for individuals who are born with the syndromes instead of acquiring them through environmental factors and which may be passed down from your mother or father.
During your second appointment, our genetic counselor will discuss the results of your tests and connect you with cancer team members to discuss specific treatment or prevention methods. Based on your results, we will determine what additional follow-up may be necessary in genetics as advancements continue in testing.
Learn more about genetic screenings at Einstein.
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