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The University Hospital Simmons Cancer Center Cancer Genetics Clinic offers genetic counseling, genetic testing, high-risk cancer management/prevention and other tools to help patients and their families identify their risk of developing cancer and provide information and guidance on available options to help them manage their health.
Our genetics and hereditary cancers program is one of the fastest-growing cancer clinical genetics programs in the country, with expertise in identifying mutations and counseling patients with inherited disease.
The information patients gain from understanding their hereditary cancer risk might impact treatment decisions for those who already have cancer and can help determine if relatives are at an increased risk of developing cancer.
What to Expect
Learn more about what to expect in our Cancer Genetics Clinic by visiting our Genetics and Hereditary Cancer pages for details about genetic counseling and genetic testing.
Your First Appointment
Although we will make most of the arrangements for your appointment, there are a few things you can do to be prepared. Please:
- Bring your insurance information and a picture ID.
- Arrange for your medical records to be sent to us, or bring them with you. This should include a copy of genetic testing, if you’ve had any.
- Feel free to bring someone with you to ask questions and take notes.
The Only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas
Simmons Cancer Center is the first and only medical center in North Texas to earn the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive designation.
This elite distinction, which is held by only about 50 cancer centers nationwide, recognizes innovative research and excellence in patient care. It is the gold standard for cancer programs.