Hereditary Cancer Program
Hoag Cancer Institute has been involved in hereditary cancer assessment for more than 15 years, offering risk assessment counseling and genetic testing to individuals with a personal or family history of cancer. Approximately 400 new patients are seen each year through the Hereditary Cancer Program. Most live in Orange County, but it is not uncommon for individuals and families to travel from LA, Palm Springs, San Diego, and even Northern California or out of state.
"This program needs to be shared with all people who are diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer."
"I find that having information always helps to decrease anxiety."
"Though I was very nervous, the counselor was so kind and helpful. It was a good experience."
"Knowledge is power. The Hereditary Cancer Program gave me tools to make informed decisions about my treatment."
"I think it is a great program and very worthwhile."
Hoag's Hereditary Cancer Program is featured in the March 2013 issue of
O Magazine - When Genetic Testing Can Be Dangerous to Your Health.