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Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction Program

Wilmot’s Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction program is designed to help individuals and families with inherited cancer syndromes or a family history of cancer. Based at Wilmot's Pluta Cancer Center, this program is led by a team that includes medical oncologist Michelle Shayne, M.D., nurse practitioner Carol Lustig, RN MSN ANP-BC, nurse practitioner Ashley Hendershot, DNP, FNP-BC, and nurse practitioner Meghan L. Underhill-Blazey, Ph.D. They can:

  • Assess your cancer risk based on genetic testing and your family history. 
  • Develop a personalized cancer screening plan.
  • Provide recommendations for risk-reducing measures.
  • Offer guidance for talking with your family about their cancer risk.

You have the option to come to the Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction Program every year to review and update your personalized cancer screening plan. Annual appointments also allow us to update you about new research findings regarding cancer genetics and to revise your personalized screening plan based on new research on cancer genetics.

Who should be seen at this clinic?

The Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction program is open to anyone with:

  • A known personal or family history of a genetic mutation that increases the risk of cancer.
  • A family history of multiple cancers on the same side of the family.
  • A personal or family history of developing cancer at age 50 or younger.
  • A personal or family history of rare cancers, including ovarian cancer, male breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer, colorectal cancer with abnormal MSI-associated histology, or endometrial cancer with abnormal MSI.

To make an appointment, please call (585) 486-0609.