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