Since cancer is common, you probably have at least one relative who has experienced cancer at some point in his or her life.
As many as 10% of those diagnosed with some forms of cancer have an “inherited” cancer, which means it was genetically passed down from parents to children. When we know that someone is at risk for an inherited cancer, we can potentially prevent it from happening.
The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is home to Arkansas’ only clinical cancer genetics clinic. Our genetics physicians are the only doctors in Arkansas specializing in the diagnosis and management of cancer syndromes (the genetic predisposition to develop cancer).
Our caring and compassionate genetics specialists are available to discuss a preventive health care plan for you and your family to address individual concerns. Cancer genetics specialists may include genetic counselors and advanced practice nurses with special training in cancer genetics. Please contact us to learn more about how our UAMS Cancer Genetics Clinic can be of service to you and your family.