Cancer is a genetic disease and understanding the role of genetics in cancer care is critical. Our team provides the opportunity for patients to explore the potential role of genetic testing in understanding their disease, their risk of developing new cancers and cancer recurrence, and the potential to guide their treatment plan. We offer a multidisciplinary program that helps patients understand their cancer risks so that we can personalize a plan for cancer prevention, cancer screening and early detection, as well as cancer survivorship.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of loss of life and quality of life in the United States. As a surgical oncologist focusing on cancer treatment and research who was born and raised in South Florida, neighbors, family and friends often ask me what they can do to prevent or at least lower their risk of cancer. Cancer wellness, prevention and screening, including cancer genetics, are a major focus of our initiatives and research.