Understanding the past. Empowering your future.
You, your family, and hereditary cancer.
@2013 Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Unit, University of Illinois at Chicago
840 S. Wood Street (MC 716), Chicago. IL 60612 · Phone (312) 413-
Last Update: 10/22/2013
Is This For Me?
Genetic evaluation can provide information you need to make informed choices, assess risks, and plan for tomorrow. If you or a family member answer yes to any of the following questions we encourage you to schedule an appointment with the FGICU.
1. More than 10 colon polyps in your lifetime?
2. Cancer at an age less than 50?
3. More than one type of cancer diagnosis?
4. A second diagnosis of the same cancer?
Genetic information may benefit you by:
Determining if you are at risk for cancer
Creating a personal cancer prevention plan
For those already diagnosed, determining appropriate treatment plans
Understanding cancer in your family
Determining whether other family members are at risk for developing cancer
Providing piece of mind in cases where cancer is not at great risk
Your genetic counselor will talk with you about different issues so you can make an informed decision about a genetic evaluation.
We provide comprehensive state-
|Xavier Llor, MD, PhD|
|Areas of Specialization|
|Join The Team|
|Referring a Patient|
|Genetics and Cancer|
|Is This For Me?|
|What is Genetic Counseling?|
|Becoming a Patient|
|Location & Directions|
|Genetic Basis of Cancer|
|Genes and DNA|