Genetic Testing For Cancer

  • Medical Center Campus
  • 111 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT, 05401
  • Phone: 802-847-4495
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Genetic Testing for Cancer

Fletcher Allen Health Care partners with The Vermont Cancer Center to provide multidisciplinary care for people with increased risk for developing cancer. Our Familial Cancer Program offers risk assessments, genetic testing and counseling for families and individuals with an elevated risk.

Genetic Testing for Cancer and Risk Assessment

At Fletcher Allen, in Burlington, VT, our skilled and compassionate genetic counselors, provide counseling and a comprehensive genetic risk assessment.

People who are typically at high risk for cancer include:

  • Individuals who have had a cancer diagnosis at a young age
  • Individuals who have a strong family history of cancers of the same type
  • Individuals with multiple primary cancers
  • Individuals with multiple primary tumors in different or the same organs

Genetic Testing and Counseling at Fletcher Allen

There are lots of factors that can cause cancer including: 

  • Genetics 
  • Environmental
  • Medical
  • Lifestyle factors

Through Fletcher Allen's Familial Cancer Program, our team of genetic counselors and oncologists, review medical and family history information to assess one's risk. Sometimes DNA-based testing is required to fully determine whether family members are at risk of inheriting the disease. Our counselors provide recommendations on screening and prevention for the whole family, not just the individual.

Our team at Fletcher Allen and the Vermont Cancer Center have been helping individuals and families determine their cancer risk for over 15 years. From prevention, screening and treatment, we offer compassionate and supporting care informed by the latest medical advances. Our highly skilled team of professionals can provide the information you need to plan for the future.

For questions or more information on our genetic risk assessment and testing services, call 802-847-4495. To schedule an appointment please contact at 802-847-8400.