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The Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center opens the Cancer Risk Assessment again

The Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center opens the Cancer Risk Assessment again. Great Skagen Nurse&...
The Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center opens the Cancer Risk Assessment again. Great Skagen Nurse& Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment Counselor(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Apr. 27, 2022 at 5:55 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center has re-opened its Cancer risk and genetic assessment resource.

Referrals for genetic counseling are based on a patient’s personal history of cancer or other family health history.

“If they have multiple in their family, especially on one side. If an individual in their family has had more than two types of cancer. If there’s rare cancer in the family like pancreatic or ovarian cancer as well if there’s a known genetic risk,” said Greta Skagen, Nurse Practitioner and Genetic Cancer Risk Assesment Counselor.

The center assesses the genetic component of cancer risks and provides panel testing for various types of cancer.

They will discuss treatment options and management plans if a cancer is detected. The counselors will also discuss the implications of test results for family members, including whether genetic counseling or any recommendations for cancer risk management are needed.

“I just encourage people to call if they have any suspicion or concern even if they don’t outright think they ...Even if they’re not sure they qualify i’m here to help them determine that and so better safe than sorry,” said Skagen.

Results and recommendations are also sent to the referring provider.

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