Impact of Family history on Cancer Risk Assessment and Management
Ever wonder what to tell your patient when she says she has a family history of breast cancer?
This educational activity is designed to:
Educate providers about the implications of family history on cancer risk and about the benefits of cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling.
This webinar highlights the importance of taking a family history for every patient, the indications that are appropriate for further cancer risk assessment, information about how to refer a patient to a genetics professional, and why this is beneficial to the patient and to the provider’s practice. Other topics addressed: defining risk assessment versus genetic testing, information on hereditary cancer syndromes and how a risk assessment leads to cancer risk reduction and early detection.
Wisconsin Cancer Risk Program Network (WiCRPN)
The program was created by the members of the Wisconsin Cancer Risk Program Network (WiCRPN) and supported by a grant from the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Wisconsin Cancer Council.
Primary care, OB/GYN, family practice and internal medicine providers
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the ‘red flags’ for hereditary cancer, determining which patients may benefit from genetic counseling and genetic testing
- Understand how a patient’s family history may impact cancer screening recommendations
- Utilize and adapt tools for cancer family history collection in clinical practice
Jenny Geurts, MS, CGC
Certified Genetic Counselor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Human & Molecular Genetics Center
Ms. Guerts has no relelvant financial relationships to disclose.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.