If your family has a history of cancer, our genetic counselors can help you find out more about whether increased cancer risk is being passed down in your family’s genes. To do this, they will review your family history and arrange for tests that may help you know more about the role of genetics in cancer for your family. If you already know your family is at increased genetic risk, our genetic counselors can arrange testing for individual family members to see whether they carry the gene that raises risk. Sometimes patients need a physical exam to help assess their risk. If your family needs this, we will refer you to our Medical Genetics Clinic.