Cancer genetics

 

The majority of cancers are not related to a genetic risk or a family history of cancer. However, in less than 10% of cases, inherited mutations in their genes may predispose individuals to developing cancer.

Cancer genetics service provides patients and their carers the ability to consult with medical specialists and genetic counsellors about risk assessment and screening advice, Patients are typically referred to the cancer genetics services by the treating clinicians if there is a need for genetic counselling or genetic testing.

A/Prof Spigelman and his team from The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Darlinghurst, provide a monthly clinical consultation service to patients at the Central Coast Cancer Centre - Gosford Hospital.

For more information contact 4320 9888.