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Free Online Tool Assesses Cancer Risk

Free Online Tool Assesses Cancer Risk

Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center–James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute has developed a free, online assessment tool called Family HealthLink that allows individuals to enter their family medical history and determine their risk for both cancer and coronary heart disease.

Created by the Clinical Cancer Genetics and Medical Genetics Programs, the survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and provides a printable risk assessment that can be used for discussion with a physician or genetic counselor.

“It is important that families take the time to discuss their health in order to better understand their risk for cancer and coronary heart disease and improve screening and prevention methods,” said Kevin Sweet, genetic counselor and director of the Family HealthLink project.

To access Family HealthLink, go to https://familyhealthlink.osumc.edu or call the Clinical Cancer Genetics and Medical Genetics Program at The James at 614-293-6694 or toll free at 1-888-329-1654.

 

 
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