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Cancer Genetics

Seacoast Cancer Center

Advanced Gene Testing

You may have an increased risk of developing cancer or a particular medical syndrome based on your personal or family history.

Our Program for Cancer Genetics, in association with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Cancer Risk Assessment (CCRA) and Wentworth Health Partners The Center for Medical Genetics, provides evaluation, counseling, testing and referrals for ongoing monitoring, treatment and follow-up for anyone with hereditary cancer predisposition. These are provided virtually, expanding ease of access and availability to our patients.

A certified genetic counselor will help you better understand your specific technical and genetic information and how it is relevant to you and your family.

Those eligible for genetic testing include individuals and/or families in which:

  • Cancer was diagnosed at an age earlier than usual
  • Multiple biological relatives have been diagnosed with cancer
  • Someone has been diagnosed with more than one primary cancer
  • Family members have developed a rare or unusual cancer
  • Individuals have been diagnosed with bilateral cancer of paired organs

Genetic assessments may offer personalized information and referral for ongoing treatment, monitoring and follow-up for hereditary cancers including:

  • Breast
  • Ovarian, uterine and fallopian tube
  • Colon, rectal, pancreatic and gastric
  • Kidney
  • Thyroid, pituitary and adrenal
  • Melanoma

Counselors also offer testing and counseling for a number of syndromes, including the more common:

  • Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (BRCA1/2)
  • Hereditary colon cancer syndrome (HNPCC/Lynch, FAP/Garnder’s, MYH)
  • Hereditary renal cell cancer/Von-Hipple-Lindeau Disease (VHL)
  • Hereditary melanoma
  • Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS)
  • Cowden syndrome (CS)
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasias (MEN)

Get the best information to move forward with your health decisions.

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To schedule, change or get more information about appointments, please contact us at (603) 742-8787.


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