At the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, individuals have the unique opportunity to meet with a full-time cancer genetic specialist to discuss their concerns and determine their cancer genetic risk. All participants in our Hereditary Cancer Risk Counseling Program will receive:
Education regarding possible reasons why cancer can "run in a family"
An individualized risk assessment regarding the likelihood that the cancer in a family is inherited and whether testing for a specific cancer risk gene is appropriate
Information about cancer risk reduction options, and
Knowledge to make educated, informed decisions about genetic testing and cancer screening and prevention (current and future)