The Wellmont Cancer Institute is committed to treating cancer when needed and preventing it when possible. With the goal of prevention in mind, the cancer institute offers genetic counseling services and a high-risk clinic for individuals who are potentially experiencing a number of different factors that could increase their risks for developing cancer. Learning about specific genetic risk factors enables individuals and families to make choices to help reduce those risks – including having more aggressive and frequent screenings, utilizing preventive medications or surgeries or making simple changes to diet and exercise.
The Wellmont Cancer Institute's genetic counseling services are performed by Debbie Pencarinha, a licensed, board certified genetic counselor.
Genetic counseling services may be helpful when:
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5/28/15 - Strength and hope will permeate the region as cancer survivors gather to celebrate their success at an upcoming event. National Cancer Survivors Day will be held June 7, and the Wellmont Cancer Institute will hold local gatherings at three locations.
5/19/15 - The Wellmont Cancer Institute recently became the first in the region to offer TrueBeam STx with Brainlab with its installation in the J.D. and Lorraine Nicewonder Cancer Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center. TrueBeam complements other technology, such as CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, to bring a full suite of treatment options to cancer institute patients.
4/13/15 - As fans flock to Bristol Motor Speedway to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the upcoming Food City Family Race Night, the Wellmont Cancer Institute wants to ensure they have an opportunity to check on the status of their health. The cancer institute will offer its fourth annual free mouth, throat and neck cancer screenings on Friday, April 17.
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