Cancer Genetics Clinic - Winston-Salem
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Novant Health Cancer Genetics Clinic - Winston-Salem

Novant Health Cancer Genetics Clinic
Winston-Salem

3333 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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336-277-6000


Office hours

Monday to Friday:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location

Caring for our communities, one person at a time

If you have a personal or family history of cancer, or have concerns about how cancer risk could affect your future health, Novant Health Cancer Genetics Clinic – Winston-Salem is here to help you find answers and assess your options. Our board-certified genetic counselors see patients with or without a referral. Consider seeing a genetic counselor if you have have any of the following hereditary cancer red-flags:

  • A personal diagnosis of breast cancer:
    • at age 45 or younger.
    • for the second time at age 50 or younger.
    • at age 50 or younger, with another family member also diagnosed with breast cancer at any age.
    • at any age, with two or more family members also diagnosed with breast cancer at any age.
    • and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
  • A personal history of ovarian cancer or male breast cancer.
  • A personal history of two or more Lynch-related cancers, or one Lynch-related cancer and one or more relatives with Lynch-related cancers. Lynch-related cancers include colorectal, endometrial, gastric (stomach), pancreatic, small intestine, brain, liver, and urinary tract.
  • A personal history of 10 or more cumulative CRC adenomas (colon polyps).
  • A personal history of colorectal or endometrial cancer before age 50.
  • A family history of breast cancer that includes:
    • Three individuals at any age.
    • Two individuals with at least one age 50 or younger.
    • One individual at age 45 or younger.
    • One individual with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
  • A family history that includes ovarian cancer or male breast cancer.
  • A family history of colorectal or endometrial cancer before age 50.
  • A family history of two or more relatives with Lynch-related cancers, one relative before age 50, or three or more relatives with Lynch-related cancers at any age. Lynch-related cancers include colorectal, endometrial, gastric (stomach), pancreatic, small intestine, brain, liver, and urinary tract.
  • A family history of previously identified genetic mutations in hereditary cancer genes.

Once you have reviewed the list of hereditary cancer red-flags , call our clinic to request an appointment or to speak to a genetic counselor about whether you should be seen. At your appointment, your genetic counselor will review your family health history and discuss genetic testing if warranted. Appointments can be made in-person or remotely from your home or office as a Novant Health MyChart video visit.

Should you choose to complete genetic testing, one vial of blood will be drawn in our office during your appointment. Your genetic counselor will review your results with you over the phone once they are available; there is no need to return to our office. During this call, your genetic counselor will recommend a medical management plan which may include following a normal or enhanced screening protocol, or surgical intervention in some cases. Your genetic counselor will make any referrals you may need.

Our clinic is located within the Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Follow any signs leading you to the Cancer Center. We share a waiting area with radiation oncology.