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The genetic counseling services at the Memorial Health Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute provide:
- Risk assessment
- Genetic testing
- Intervention strategies that may help prevent cancer
Only a small percentage of cancer is caused by a gene mutation that runs in families. The men and women who carry the gene have a much higher risk of developing cancer. Genetic testing gives them the information and education they need to make important decisions about their health and to possibly prevent cancer.
Our genetic counseling process helps individuals and families by providing the following:
- Interpretation of family medical history and assessment of the risk for disease occurrence, recurrence, or hereditary cancer syndrome
- Education about disease inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources, and research
- Counseling to promote informed choices, cope with the results, and adapt to the risk or condition
Our Genetic Counselor
Zoe Siegel, M.S.
holds a Master of Science degree in genetic counseling from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. She earned her undergraduate degree in biopsychology and graduated cum laude from Wagner College on Staten Island, New York. Siegel completed clinical rotations in cancer genetic counseling at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, and Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina. She is now available to help patients interpret their family medical history and assess their risk for disease occurrence, recurrence, or hereditary cancer syndromes. Siegel also provides education and counseling to help patients prepare for and cope with the results of genetic testing.