Do you or a loved one have a family history of cancer? Or have you had genetic testing, and discovered something, but aren’t sure what your prevention options are? Our Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic can help.
This new, comprehensive clinic cares for people who have an increased risk for cancer due to family history, medical factors or lifestyle. It’s the first of its kind in Nebraska. The clinic offers personalized risk assessments, offers strategies to reduce your risk and recommendations for proactive screening.
What to expect at your first visit
Your medical and family history with be reviewed with a health care provider who has special training in family-based cancer risk. You will also have the opportunity to meet with a genetics counselor if it’s applicable to your personal situation.
Together, the two experts will conduct an evaluation to determine if you are at increased risk for cancer, and if so, what type of cancer. Ultimately, you will leave with a personalized plan meant to protect you through careful, systematic monitoring, periodic screenings and in some cases cancer prevention medicines or procedures.
Why you should choose Nebraska Medicine:
Our Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic is the first in Nebraska to offer such a comprehensive set of services to the community. Most cancer screening and prevention clinics are disease-specific, but this clinic aims to help anyone who has concerns about increased cancer risk. The team working in this clinic is multidisciplinary. It includes advanced practice providers and genetic counselors trained in cancer genetics, along with medical and surgical oncologists.
The clinic offers:
- Risk assessments
- Personalized prevention plans
- Genetic counseling and testing
- Patient education
- Physician referral services
- Prevention measures
- Psychological services
- Screenings (mammogram, MRI, colonoscopy, blood tests, etc.)
- Access to cutting-edge clinical trials
- Participation in clinical trials is always voluntary. Your decision to participate, or not participate, will not affect your care in any way