High Risk Cancer Screening Clinic serving Greater Cincinnati
The High Risk Cancer Screening Clinic provides genetic risk-evaluation as well as advanced screening and imaging for individuals at increased risk for cancer due to risk factors such as early cancer diagnosis, significant family history of cancer, personal history of rare cancers to name a few (see full list below). Our multidisciplinary team of genetic counselors, advanced practice providers and physicians work together to provide individualized evaluation, genetic counseling/testing, imaging, cancer screening and prevention programs for people who are concerned about their personal and family history of cancer.
Who is considered higher-than-average risk?
Some people are at a higher risk for cancer due to family history. If you answer "yes" to any of the questions below regarding family history, you are considered at higher risk for cancer and eligible for genetic testing and a visit in our high risk cancer screening clinic.
Do you have at least one relative who was diagnosed with 1 of the following cancers before age 50: breast, colon, uterine?
Do you have at least 1 relative who was diagnosed with one of the following cancers: ovarian, pancreatic, male breast, medullary thyroid?
Do you have at least 3 relatives on one side of the family who were diagnosed with breast cancer?
Do you have at least 3 relatives on one side of the family who were diagnosed with colon or uterine cancer?
Do you have a relative in at least 3 generations in your family who were diagnosed with cancer?
Do you have a relative who has been diagnosed with multiple primary cancers
Do you have Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry?
You are also considered higher-than-average risk if you have a personal history of the following:
Cancer diagnosed at age 45 or younger
Triple negative or bilateral breast cancer
Multiple primary tumors
Patients with a male relative that had breast cancer
Previous breast biopsy with atypical cells or LCIS
Previous history of chest wall radiation for lymphoma
Rare cancer (especially ovarian cancer, male breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, metastatic prostate cancer)
Benefits of clinic
Single visit to the clinic where you will meet with both a Genetic Counselor and an Advanced Practice Provider to determine your individual risk of developing specific types of cancer based on your genetic tests and family history
An individualized plan that focuses on cancer screening, monitoring and prevention options as well as diagnostic and treatment options, if necessary
Personalized screening plans with coordination of recommended advanced imaging
Nutrition and lifestyle counseling for risk reduction
Emotional, psychological and social consequences of knowing the test results
The privacy of your genetic information and how to talk with family members about cancer risk
Multidisciplinary team of Genetic Counselors, Advanced Practice Providers, Medical Oncologists, and Surgical Oncologists - all of which are specialized in cancer prevention, detection and treatment
Location and Contact Info
2123 Auburn Ave., Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone Number – 513-585-3275
E-mail address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Your care team
Our multidisciplinary team of genetic counselors, advanced practice providers and physicians are here to help you understand your genetic risk factors for cancer, plan lifestyle changes to lower your risk and help you live a healthier lifestyle. Our team includes:
Clinic Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (APP)
The physicians and APPs will work with you to provide a breast cancer risk assessment based on your personal and family risk factors and create an individualized care management plan.
Genetic Counselors will work with you to determine your risk of having an inherited predisposition to develop cancer, will discuss benefits and limitations to genetic testing, and will help you determine if genetic testing is right for you.
Jana received her Bachelor’s degree from Elon University and her Master’s in Medical Genetics from the University of Cincinnati. She has extensive experience in genetic counseling specializing in herediatary cancer, cytogenetics and general pediatrics. She is very excited to lead the genetics counseling program at The Christ Hospital. Jana enjoys spending time with her two adorable kids, dog and husband. She grew up in Utah and fell in love with outdoor activities including skiing, hiking and camping. She also enjoys reading, running, cooking and baking recipes from her “Great British Baking Show” Cook Book.
Bryana received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Maryland and her Master’s degree in Medical Genetics from the University of Cincinnati. Bryana grew up outside of Washington DC. She absolutely loves going to the theatre and seeing plays and musicals. She also enjoys visiting museums, playing volleyball and spending time with friends. Bryana first became interested in cardiovascular genetics when she worked as a genetic counselor assistant for a program in Baltimore, MD that specializes in inherited heart conditions. During her graduate training, she was afforded the opportunity to expand upon her interests, and at The Christ Hospital, she will be specializing in both cardiovascular and cancer genetics.
Find out more about genetic counseling
Many health conditions are hereditary, not just cancer. Visit our genetic counseling page to find out more about these conditions, what a genetic counseling appointment looks like and other important information like our partnership with Invitae to know as you consider taking this next step for your health and the health of your family.