Who We See at the Pediatric Cancer Predisposition Program

Ten to 50 percent of pediatric cancer and tumors occur as the result of an inherited gene change. Children with a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome are at increased risk of getting cancer or tumors throughout their lifetime.

Our clinic helps families learn the role of genetics in causing cancer so we can screen for and monitor it in childhood.

Certain types of tumors or cancers are more likely linked to genetics and may call for an exam in the clinic.

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