Center for Cancer Genetics (Oncogenetics)

The Center for Cancer Genetics is a robust multidisciplinary team of oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, and gastroenterologists dedicated to providing comprehensive services for cancer mutation diagnosis, individualized follow-up, and preventative care for mutation carriers

The Clinic for Cancer Genetic Counseling

Located at Hadassah Ein Kerem, the Clinic for Cancer Genetic Counseling has served over 4,000 individuals since its establishment in 1995. Patients typically come to us through referrals from various healthcare professionals or by self-referral for counseling regarding various forms of familial cancer. 

Clinical Trials and Research

Sharett Oncology Institute offer extensive follow-up consultations. Our commitment lies in providing individualized care, where every treatment and follow-up plan is tailored to a patient’s specific needs.

Understanding Cancer and Genetics

Genetic Predisposition to Cancer

Genetics plays a crucial role in cancer development. While most cases are not hereditary, rare instances involve a genetic mutation linked to increased cancer risk. Our center is equipped to diagnose and manage these cases effectively

When to Suspect a Hereditary Cancer

Consider seeking genetic counseling if your family history involves multiple instances of cancer or occurrences at a relatively young age

The Process and Recommendations

  1. Genetic testing involves a simple blood test or a tumor pathology sample, which is preserved for future tests if needed.
  2. In cases where a hereditary condition is suspected, we might recommend a full gene scan or more complex tests.

Contact Information

Genetic Counseling And Testing At Hadassah Hospital

Our team helps patients understand their family history, the risk of inheriting a cancer-causing genetic mutation, and the options for genetic testing.

The Oncogenetic Clinic Monitoring

The Oncogenetic Clinic at Sharett Oncology Institute recommends monitoring for early diagnosis and/or prevention of cancerous tumors based on family history or genetic testing results. Each plan is individualized to cater to specific patient needs

The Role of Genetic Information in Treatment

Genetic information helps tailor follow-up plans and treatment options. In certain cases, after comprehensive genetic counseling, risk-reducing surgeries may be recommended.

High-Risk Patient Monitoring

We offer specific recommendations for high-risk patients including:

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Biannual examinations. Mammograms from age 35 or starting from 5 years younger than the youngest case of breast cancer in your family

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Colonoscopy starting 5-10 years earlier than the youngest case of colorectal cancer in your family

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Ovaries and Uterus

Periodic monitoring, including doctor’s examination, vaginal ultrasound, and blood testing for ovarian tumors.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Genetic Testing

While genetic testing provides valuable information for families with a higher risk of cancer, it is essential to consider the emotional and legal implications associated with this information

Support from Our Oncology Nurse

We have an oncology nurse affiliated with the Israel Cancer Society. Their role includes providing preliminary test information, emotional support, and coordinating clinic meetings and follow-up plans

Contact Us

Schedule an appointment at the Oncogenetic Carrier Clinic by calling us at +9726778255 or email [email protected].

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