Mayo Clinic's Familial Cancer Program offers:
- Cancer risk assessment and genetic testing
- Cancer risk education and counseling
- Customized screening and prevention options
Hereditary cancer syndromes
Professionals in the Familial Cancer Program have experience with all hereditary cancer syndromes, including:
- Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
- Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome
- Cowden syndrome
- Familialadenomatous polyposis
- Familial atypical multiple mole melanoma syndrome
- Familialmedullary thyroid cancer
- Familialpancreatic cancer
- Hereditary breast and ovarian cancers
- Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer
- Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer
- Hereditary paraganglioma-pheochromocytoma syndrome
- Isolated hemihyperplasia (isolated hemihypertrophy)
- Juvenile polyposis syndrome
- Li-Fraumeni syndrome
- Lynch syndrome (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer)
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia,type 1 and type 2
- MYH-associated polyposis
- Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (Gorlin syndrome)
- Peutz-Jeghers syndrome
- Tuberous sclerosis
- Von Hippel-Lindau disease
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- Teamwork. Mayo Clinic's Familial Cancer Program is staffed by experts from several fields who work together to ensure you receive the care that's best for you. Professionals who work in the Familial Cancer Program include specialists in genetic counseling and doctors with expertise in hereditary cancer syndromes.
- Expertise. Familial cancer syndromes are rare, and it's important to seek treatment from doctors familiar with your cancer. Mayo Clinic's highly trained specialists are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of all familial cancer syndromes.
- Research. Mayo Clinic patients have access to participate in research studies that may help advance the understanding of cancer. Researchers study cancer risk factors (both genetic and nongenetic) and the effect of changing lifestyle factors — such as exercise or smoking — on cancer risk. Mayo doctors use these studies to develop new approaches to the prevention and management of genetic cancers.
- Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.