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Saint Joseph Mercy Health System now offers genetic counseling to help patients and families who have an increased risk for cancer:

  • Family member with a known hereditary cancer syndrome
  • Multiple family members with the same type or related types of cancer
  • Cancer at a younger than average age (typically before age 50)
  • Two or more primary cancers in the same individual
  • Rare cancer or unusual tumor

Genetic counselors help patients make informed, personalized decisions about their health. Upon referral, the Cancer Genetics Program will contact the patient to:

  • Collect a detailed medical and family history
  • Assess a patient’s personal risk for having a hereditary cancer syndrome
  • Educate patients and their families about genes and inheritance patterns
  • Discuss the benefits, risks, and limitations of genetic testing
  • Assist patients with obtaining coverage for genetic testing
  • Review test results and medical management options
  • Provide psychosocial support to patients and their families

Meet the Team

  Kristen Hanson, MS, CGC is a board certified genetic counselor with a B.S. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and M.S. in Genetic Counseling from the University of Michigan.
  Kathleen Beekman, MD, medical oncologist at IHA Hematology Oncology Consultants, is the new Director of Genetic Services.  She has a special interest in cancer genetics.

Questions? Contact us at 734-712-2978

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