A Specialized Monitoring Program for High-Risk Patients
Our comprehensive services for Women’s Health include a specialized program to identify and monitor patients at high-risk for developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and other types of cancer.
Patients who meet certain risk criteria for this program will receive more intensive screening and may be recommended for additional medical management, such as preventive medicine or surgery.
Risk Screening and Genetic Testing
Cape Cod Healthcare offers patients several ways to review family and personal medical history to determine their hereditary cancer risk:
Every patient receives a comprehensive hereditary cancer risk assessment at an appointment for a routine screening mammogram or diagnostic testing.
This assessment can also be completed via our online hereditary cancer risk survey available at hcquiz.com/cchealth.
Our nurse practitioner specializing in genetics is available for a consultation appointment to review familial and hereditary cancer risk, and for further education and counseling about genetic testing.
A patient with a confirmed genetic mutation for hereditary cancer syndrome or who has tested negative but remains at high familial risk will automatically be enrolled in our High-Risk Breast Cancer Program and receive a personalized care plan, including referrals to appropriate physicians for care and follow-up. High-risk management may include additional screening modalities, more frequent follow-up, preventative surgery and/or medication.
Fund Assistance is Available
Help covering the cost of genetic testing is available through:
- Cape Cod Women’s Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Fund
- Cancer Resource Foundation’s Cancer Resource Fund
For more information about this program or fund assistance, please call: