Genetic Screening Services
Memorial Hermann offers cancer risk assessments, genetic testing, education and counseling for individuals at high risk for hereditary cancers such as breast, ovarian, colorectal and endometrial cancers.
Oncologists and researchers at Memorial Hermann and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School provide assessments and counseling for individuals who potentially have an inherited susceptibility to cancer.
Genetic counseling is defined by the National Society of Genetic Counselors as the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial assessment, counseling and genetic testing process.
Criteria have been published to help identify families who may benefit from a referral to genetic counseling. The genetic information summaries on genitourinary, gynecological, skin and breast cancers describe the clinical features of hereditary syndromes associated with these cancers.