Hereditary Cancer & Genetics: Planning Your Visit

Our pre-visit information sheet gives you details about insurance coverage and privacy concerns.

Before your initial visit, we ask that you to complete a family history questionnaire, which we will use to create your family tree, or pedigree. Please mail the completed questionnaire to:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Clinical Genetics Service
1275 York Avenue
Box 295
New York, NY 10065

You may also fax your completed form to us at 646-227-7244. If you have any questions about the form, please call the Clinical Genetics Service at 646-888-4050.

Initial Counseling

After receiving your questionnaire, we will perform a risk assessment and contact you to make an appointment based on the risk level assigned to your case. This appointment may take place in a group counseling setting or in an individual meeting with a counselor. In either case, you will have the opportunity to speak with a counselor and a physician who will answer any questions you may have.

You will have the option of taking a blood test after your discussion with your genetic counselor. There are no eating or drinking restrictions for this test. We will contact you when we receive the test results, and may ask you to return in person to discuss your results.

We strive to maintain an on-time schedule to keep wait times reasonable. Please make every effort to arrive at your scheduled appointment time.