MyGenerations

QualityTool

MyGenerations

Description

The Center for Medical Genetics has created MyGenerations to help patients document their family cancer history and determine their own risk of developing cancer. MyGenerations also serves as a guide as to whether patients should seek genetics consultation and consider genetic testing.

MyGenerations will:

  • Build your personal family tree
  • Record your family history of cancer
  • Provide a printout of your family tree including your family’s cancer history
  • Provide a personalized cancer risk assessment you can share with your health care providers

Patients can share this report with their health care providers to help develop an individualized plan for early cancer detection and prevention.

Developer:

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare

Funding Sources:

Susan Willis Heiberger Memorial Fund

History

Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: January 2008
Last Updated: 03/14/12

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