Hereditary Cancer & Genetics

The genes we are born with may contribute to our risk of developing certain types of cancer, including breast, ovarian, colorectal, and prostate cancer. If you have a family history of cancer, the Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering can help you to understand your risk for disease. We offer genetic counseling and testing, and can assist you in making informed medical decisions.

Making an Appointment

Call 646-888-4050
Mon–Fri, 8:30 AM–5:30 PM, ET

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How the Clinical Genetics Service Can Help You

Learn more about why genetic testing is recommended for some individuals, and what kinds of questions we can help you to answer.

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Screening Guidelines

Cancer screening tests are recommended at certain baseline ages to detect cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages. Learn more about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s recommended screening guidelines by cancer type.

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Understanding Cancer Genetics

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts say the discovery of genetic mutations linked to certain cancers has changed cancer prevention and care.

Testing for Mutations Linked to Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts offer testing to find genetic changes linked to cancers that are passed down in families.

Genetic Testing at the Time of Breast Cancer Diagnosis

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, genetic testing can help you and your doctor in making important decisions about your treatment.

Genetic Counseling
BRCA Testing
New Breast Cancer