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UPMC telegenetics program offers window into family health legacies

Beginning in May, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport, partnering with the Cancer Genetics team at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, will offer virtual risk assessments, genetic counseling, education, and genetic testing to patients with a referral based on personal and family histories of cancer.

The program connects patients directly to UPMC specialists in Pittsburgh, providing unique access to expert specialty care while avoiding long-distance travel and related time and expenses.

Certain factors determine if a person is an appropriate candidate for the program. Someone who has had multiple cancers, a very rare cancer, developed cancer at a young age, or who has a strong family history would likely be considered.

Anyone can be referred to the UPMC Cancer Genetics Telemedicine Program. Appointments are available the first Tuesday of the month at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-454-8156.

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