Apples Don’t Fall Far from the Tree

Woman’s genetic counselors can help you understand your genetic risks for certain diseases, such as cancer, or for passing an existing disease on to a child.

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Abilities, Talents, and the Likelihood of Getting Certain Diseases

Each person has more than 100,000 genes that direct the growth and development of every part of the body. These genes carry instructions for dominant or recessive traits that can be passed on to a child.

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Cancer Can Run in the Family

Women might be interested in genetic testing regarding disease specific genes because a strong family history of certain cancers or are a high-risk ethnic group. Your doctor, oncologist or breast surgeon may determine a need for genetic testing and your course of treatment.

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    When Extra Care is Needed

    Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine teams are specialized for the diagnosis and care when the mother or baby is at higher risk of having a health problem before, after, or during delivery.

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    Do What You Can

    While there is no foolproof way to prevent cancer, there are things you can do to lower your risk. Some factors you can’t change, but knowing what can help is key to lowering your risk.

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    Imaging Plays a Vital Role

    We offer ultrasound imaging, as well as general radiology, 3-D mammography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine.