A small percentage of individuals have a hereditary predisposition to specific cancers. Identification of these individuals may provide for medical interventions that result in better treatment and management outcomes. This information is not only crucial for the patient, but for their family members as well. The clinic’s genetic counselors will help a patient determine whether genetic testing is the right option for them.
Our clinic provides patients with a comprehensive cancer risk assessment. This assessment helps identify patients who may have hereditary cancer syndromes. Our counselors educate patients and family members, coordinate genetic testing for other family members and interpret test results for patients as well as their medical providers. Using genetic test results, we may recommend medical interventions that can improve outcomes.
Location and Mailing address:
Cancer Genetics and High-Risk Cancer Screening Clinic
Mays Cancer Center
UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center
6th Floor, Zeller Building
7979 Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Phone: 210-450-GENE (4363) | Fax: 210-450-1747