Genetic Counseling at NYU Winthrop Hospital Center for Cancer Care
At the Forefront of Cancer Prevention and Treatment
The Genetic Counseling Program at NYU Winthrop Hospital is an integral part of our Cancer Services, making advancements to diagnose, monitor, reduce risk for and even prevent cancer through genetic risk assessment and world-class disease management programs.
Our genetic counseling experts provide guidelines for cancer screenings with up-to-date information about a patient’s risk. They also offer education about what steps may be taken to reduce risk or prevent the disease from occurring, along with disease management techniques and the opportunity for genetic testing when appropriate.
About Our Genetic Counseling Program
Our genetic counseling program has four primary goals: identifying risk, reducing risk, preventing disease and increasing life expectancy.
At the center, complete family and medical histories are taken to help patients understand their risks for certain kinds of hereditary cancer syndromes associated with breast, ovarian, uterine, colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer, as well as melanoma and sarcoma.
Services we offer include: