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If you or a family member have recently had a cancer diagnosis, it can be devastating news to receive. During the cancer treatment or recovery process something that may cross your mind is whether the cancer developed due to an inherited risk. While most cancers are not usually due to an underlying inherited susceptibility, some types of cancer such as breast, ovarian, colorectal and prostate, can run in families.

If you are worried about your genetic risk of cancer, our team of expert consultant genetics clinicians and allied health professionals are available to help you every step of the way.

Whether you are concerned that you may have an increased risk of cancer due to your family history or want to know if your cancer diagnosis could be linked to your genes, genetic testing and counselling offer you the information you need to make informed decisions in the future.

We are currently able to offer genetic testing for breast cancer but will be expanding our offer to other types of cancer in the near future.



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Genetic Testing for Cancer

An appointment with a member of our team would usually consist of two elements;

Genetic Counselling: Before and after receiving the results of the genetic testing, our team will offer you genetic counselling to help you prepare and support you throughout your journey.

Genetic Testing: A DNA test to find out if you are carrying a genetic mutation such as BRCA, which, for example, can increase a person’s lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.

Further counselling can be offered after you receive your results and our team are available to support you throughout the process and help you make the right decision for you and your family.

Although it can be daunting, genetic testing for cancer can help give you peace of mind and help you make informed decisions about your lifestyle, healthcare and the future


Meet the Genetics Team

Dr Vishakha Tripathi  ›
Dr Tripathi is a registered genetic counsellor and current chair of the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB). She has worked in genetic counselling for 15 years. She delivers and leads the cancer genetics course for healthcare professionals with colleagues from King’s College London.
Special interests include:
Genetic Counselling (+ 4 more)

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There is a reason why over 98% of our patients would recommend King Edward VII’s Hospital to family and friends.
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