The Cancer Predisposition Program at Lurie Children’s provides comprehensive genetic counseling and testing services to pediatric oncology patients and families at risk of hereditary cancer syndromes. We also provide management guidance and recommendations to families, based on the results of personalized cancer risk assessments. Our services are also appropriate for adolescent or young adult cancer survivors who would like to investigate their chance of passing on a hereditary cancer risk to their future children.
Certain hereditary cancer syndromes that appear in childhood are associated with an increased risk of a second primary cancer in childhood or later in life. Examples of these hereditary cancers can include, but are not limited to: