Women's Cancer Prevention
UConn’s Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center has a team of compassionate professionals dedicated to helping women who are at an increased risk of breast, ovarian, colon, and other cancers. Our nationally recognized cancer prevention program offers support, guidance, and excellent medical care for you and your loves ones.
We can help you understand your risk of cancer or recurrence of cancer, and we will work with you to create individualized cancer prevention strategies. These may include screening tests, surgical interventions, medications, and lifestyle changes.
The risk factors associated with a higher occurrence of cancer are as follows:
- A family history of some types of cancers
- Genetic mutations of the BRCA1 or BRCA 2 genes
- Advanced age
- Use of hormone replacement therapy
A small percentage of cancers are hereditary and can be linked to genetic or familial patterns. The Women’s Cancer Prevention Program offers complete care for women who have questions about their family history of breast cancer or other cancers.
Our services include genetic counseling and testing by highly experienced genetic counselors. They often work in conjunction with our gynecologic oncologists to help women make decisions about how to lower their cancer risk, including risk-reducing surgery.
Our team of experts can also assist in cancer prevention screening and treatment as well as opportunities to participate in today’s most promising clinical trials.