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Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as Comprehensive Community Cancer Center.  The LMHS Cancer Program received a 3-year certification with 5 commendations.

Hospital Accreditation by DNV.

Cancer Advocacy Hotline:


Email:

Cancer@LeeMemorial.org

Correspondence:
Regional Cancer Center
Lee Memorial Health System
8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33905   
239-343-9500


Genetic Counseling

Cancer is a common disease with complex causes, but recent advances in cancer genetics have led to the identification of genes that—when altered—can put some individuals at risk for cancer. The genetic counselor can help a person or family understand their risk for certain cancers, educate the person or family and perform a genetic screening.

The cancer risk assessment and counseling process includes:

  A detailed family medical history
  Development of a multi-generational family tree/genogram
  Education, counseling and support
  Identification of risk
  Genetic testing as indicated
  Communication with health care provider

The Regional Cancer Center provides counseling and genetic testing for the following syndromes:

  Breast cancer
  Gynecological cancers: ovarian, uterine and fallopian tube
  Gastrointestinal cancers: colon, rectal, pancreatic and gastric
  Genitourinary cancers: kidney
  Endocrine cancers: thyroid, pituitary and adrenal
  Skin cancers: melanoma

Our center also provides counseling and genetic testing for the following syndromes:

  Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (including the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations)
  Cowden syndrome
  Li-Fraumeni syndrome
  Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer syndrome (Lynch syndrome)
  Colon polyp syndromes: famililial adenomatous polyposis, MYH-associated polyposis, juvenile polyposis
  Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer syndrome
  Melanoma syndrome (familial atypical multiple moles)
  Rare syndromes such as: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome, hereditary paraganglioma syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 1 and type 2 syndrome, hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer syndrome, hereditary papillary renal cell cancer syndrome

If you are concerned about your risk of cancer and would like to make an appointment or have any questions, please contact our genetic counselor.

Genetic Counselor - Mary Ann Orlang RN, MSN, AOCNS

 

 

Phone: 239-343-9512

Email: MaryAnn.Orlang@LeeMemorial.org

Fax: 239-343-9561

 

 

What is a genogram?

Genogram Example

A genogram is a pictoral representation of a patient's family tree with details of their medical history. It allows the patient to see hereditary patterns that might affect them.