University of Colorado Hospital’s Hereditary Cancer Clinic in metro Denver provides early screenings, risk assessments and education to preserve and support the health of patients who have a higher hereditary risk of cancer.

Some people have a higher-than-average risk of developing cancer because of their family or personal history.

For them, prevention and early detection are two of the most powerful weapons they have to reduce the possibility of the occurrence or recurrence of cancer. The hereditary cancer team at the University of Colorado Cancer Center guides these patients through the early screening, risk assessment and education needed to preserve and support health.

Evaluating and teaching

Our team evaluates patients’ risks and teaches them about cancer warning signs, the importance of regular screenings, and the lifestyle changes that can reduce their risk. They also help patients decide whether to be tested for genes linked to certain cancers, such as breast, colon, and ovarian cancer.

In addition, patients may benefit from the Cancer Center’s research into cancer’s genetic causes.

Learn more by asking your physician for a referral, or by scheduling an appointment at the clinic number above.

Evaluating family history for cancer risk

Do I need genetic testing?