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To set up a genetic counseling appointment, call 520-694-CURE (2873).
Most insurance companies do cover genetic counseling without a referral.
Does cancer seem to run in your family?
Approximately, 5-10 percent of all cancers develop due to an inherited predisposition. We are the only cancer center in Tucson with certified genetic counselors to offer guidance and support through this process.
We are open to individuals with a personal and/or family history of cancer. We will help you understand the role that heredity plays in cancer development and the possibility that a gene may be responsible for your family's history of cancer. We'll also discuss genetic testing options if indicated, as well as cancer screenings and risk-reduction options.
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, you may want to consider making an appointment with the genetic counselors.
Insurance coverage for genetic testing is variable. The genetic counselors can help guide you through this process and answer questions regarding insurance authorizations.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us as we will help guide you in the right direction.
If you answer yes to any of the questions below, you may consider making an appointment with a genetic counselor.
I have had cancer.
I have two or more first-degree relatives (parent, brother, sister, child) who have had cancer.
I have one first-degree relative and two or more second-degree relatives (grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew) on one side of my family who have had cancer.
I have one or more family members who were diagnosed with cancer before age 50.
I have one or more family members who have had cancer in paired organs (example: breasts, ovaries).
There is at least one man in my family who has had breast cancer.
There is a known genetic mutation, such as BRCA1 or BRCA2, in my family.
I am of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.