Everyone has a possibility of developing cancer in their lifetime.
Most cancers happen by chance. About five to ten percent of
cancers are due to an inherited predisposition.
Our Genetics clinics in Central East Region evaluate individuals
who have a strong personal and/or family history of cancer.
We can help you understand your risk for cancer based on your
medical and family history; the medical facts about a hereditary
cancer; whether genetic testing may be beneficial for you
or your relatives; and your options for managing your risk of
The Genetics team also provides assessment for eligibility for
the High-Risk Ontario Breast Screening Program.
If you live in Central East Region, you may be referred to the
Genetics program at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, Rouge
Valley Health Centenary in Scarborough or at Peterborough
Regional Health Centre.