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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Since Donna Lobdell’s breast cancer journey began more than a year ago, she’s had chemo, radiation, surgery – and a recovery.
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2/1/16 - To demonstrate solidarity with those whose lives have been affected by cancer, the Wellmont Cancer Institute will participate in the #WorldCancerDay #TalkingHands social media campaign on Thursday, Feb. 4.
12/23/15 - Patients at the J.D. and Lorraine Nicewonder Cancer Center experienced the spirit of giving from Sullins Academy third graders, who provided gifts such as notebooks, blankets, hats and scarves, as well as handmade cards and notes of encouragement.
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.
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