All participants in our Risk Assessment Program are encouraged to visit our RAP Education Website prior to their appointment. Patients who have an appointment at Fox Chase Cancer Center will be provided with a secure login to enable them to complete their health history questionnaires online. Visitors to the site (those without a Risk Assessment appointment already scheduled) are welcome to explore the information on the website (no login required).
On this website, you will:
- Learn what to expect at a cancer risk assessment appointment
- See why your family history is so important
- Learn about types of cancer and cancer risk, genetic counseling and genetic testing
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- Our History
A leader in cancer prevention and risk assessment, Fox Chase Cancer Center established one of the first high risk programs in the country in 1991 for individuals with a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer.
- What are Risk Factors
While physicians and researchers are unable to identify why some people develop cancer and others do not, certain characteristics or risk factors have been identified. These risk factors, when present, could increase an individual's chance of developing cancer. An important fact to remember when reading information about risk factors is that having certain risk factors does not mean that cancer will develop.
- Genetic Testing Information
Individuals having genetic testing, receive counseling regarding their genetic risk of cancer, the appropriateness of genetic testing and the risks, benefits and limitations of testing.
- Patient Stories
Hear from Risk Assessment Program participants - both those who were diagnosed with cancer and those who took measures to prevent cancer.
- Progress through Research
Through Fox Chase’s Risk Assessment Program, you have the option to take part in research studies that help us learn more about cancer risk and prevention.