The Familial Oncology Program at KHSC provides consultations to patients who are at risk of a genetic cause for their cancer or a predisposition to developing cancer based on their family history. Additional information can be found at the Cancer Care South East’s Genetic forms of cancer webpage.
A genetic counsellor can help you decide if a genetic test would be helpful. They can also explain the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of genetic testing. If you decide to proceed with genetic testing, your genetic counsellor will explain the meaning of the genetic test result, what family members are at increased risk to develop cancer, and cancer screening and preventative treatment options available to you and your family.
You need a referral from your family doctor or cancer specialist to visit the Familial Oncology Program.
We also accept e-consults through OTNHub. Please consider sending an e-consult if your referral pertains to the management of a diagnosed condition or if you have questions regarding the appropriateness of a referral.
Please feel free to contact our office at 613-544-2631 or toll-free at 1-800-567-5722 extension 2800 if you have any questions.
Genetic counselling...provides information and advice about genetic conditions
Genetic assessment and genetic testing...a genetic counsellor can help you decide if a genetic test would be helpful; explain the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of genetic testing; and after your genetic test explain the test result and what it means for you and your family.