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An estimated 5 to 10% of cancer diagnoses are because of an inherited form of cancer, according to the
American Cancer Society. Sporadic cancer shows no clear pattern within a family, familial cancer, however, can be detected in shared genes, a shared environment or a combination of both. The increased risk can be passed down through generations by traveling from parent to child.
At Littleton Adventist Hospital, we offer genetic counseling and testing to identify hereditary forms of cancer, giving our patients the power of prevention, early diagnosis and informed decisions about treatment options. Genetic counseling is available to both individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and to individuals who have not had cancer but have a family history of the disease.
Below are signs that an individual may be at risk for a hereditary form of cancer and should undergo genetic counseling and possibly, genetic testing:
Insurance Coverage of Genetic Testing
Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA)
If you have any questions about this clinic or hereditary forms of cancer, please call or e-mail Erin P. Hoffman at 303-734-3969.
Cancer Genetic Counselor
Erin Hoffman specializes in the field of cancer genetics.
She is also experienced in general genetics, pulmonary genetics, and
endocrine genetics. She enjoys working closely and compassionately with
patients to help them understand their family histories and genetic risk
factors. She is skilled in making genetic testing recommendations and
in translating complex test results into clear, concise language her
patients can easily understand. Erin has also published and presented on
topics in genetics.
Genetic Counseling Referral Form
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