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The Comprehensive Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic at the University of Chicago Medicine is dedicated to identifying and caring for individuals who have an increased risk of cancer due to family history, medical and genetic factors, and/or lifestyle influences. Founded in 1992, our Cancer Risk Clinic was the first in Illinois to provide comprehensive evaluation, prevention and risk reduction for people at high risk for primary or recurrent cancer.
Our genetic counselors and physicians use personal and family history as well as genetic testing to assess cancer risk of individuals and their family members. Once the risks are determined, we offer cancer screening and design a personalized risk reduction plan. Our team works closely with patients and their primary care physicians to develop strategies for following a surveillance and management plan.
Genetic testing and counseling may be helpful to you and your family if: