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Cancer Genetics Clinic

Evaluating Potential Genetic Cancer Syndromes

MultiCare Genetics Services’ Cancer Genetics Clinic at Tacoma General Hospital is devoted to evaluating families for the possibility of an inherited genetic cancer syndrome. Inherited cancer syndromes predispose individuals to a higher risk of developing cancer than other individuals in the general population. It can be caused by a gene that is not working properly.

How We Help

We ask our patients many questions about their personal and family history of cancer and other traits that may run in the family. We talk about genes, how they work, and their role in cancer. We talk about possible testing options to learn more about each patient’s risks for developing cancer. We will also discuss screening and management options depending on the results of our evaluation and do our best to answer any questions.

Services we provide include:

  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Genetic testing with the latest genetic testing technology
  • Results interpretation
  • Family history evaluation
  • Screening and risk management recommendations
  • Family letters
  • Connect to support groups

We also help support the work of MultiCare Cancer Center’s Personalized Medicine program.

Who We Help

We serve adult patients on a referral basis. Not all patients can be helped by our services. Your doctor may consider a referral to MulitiCare’s Cancer Genetics Clinic if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Multiple primary cancers in one person
  • Cancer in two or more close relatives
  • Young age at diagnosis (50 years of age or younger)
  • Personal and/or family history of cancer consistent with a hereditary syndrome (such as breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, colon and endometrial cancers with Lynch syndrome)
  • Bilateral or rare types of cancer (retinoblastoma, pheochromocytoma)
  • Family member with a known or suspected cancer syndrome
  • Positive screening tests on tumor specimens

Contact Us

Call 253-403-1677 to reach our schedulers or any of your providers.

Contact Us

Call 253-403-6399 to reach our schedulers or any of your providers.

Referrals: Fax to 253-403-3555

MultiCare Cancer Genetics Clinic
MultiCare Regional Cancer Center
1003 S 5th St., 4th Floor Milgard Pavilion
Tacoma, WA 98405