The first appointment with the Vanderbilt Hereditary Cancer Clinic is by phone. We will record your family history information and create a pedigree (family tree diagram). We will send you a family history form and information about the clinic before the phone appointment. At the end of the phone appointment, we’ll schedule a face-to-face appointment with one of our genetics providers.
To help create a more accurate cancer risk evaluation, we will ask patients to collect family history information before their phone appointment. Important information includes:
If you would like to fill out our questionnaire in advance, download the instructions and form below:
Documentation of cancer is an important part of the cancer risk assessment. In some cases, it’s helpful if you can find pathology records for family members who have had cancer or suspected cancer. Other medical records, death certificates, pathology specimens, etc. can also be helpful. Your provider can provide guidance about what records might be helpful depending on the family history.
After your phone appointment is done, you’ll be scheduled for a face-to-face appointment at one of our clinic locations.
The face-to-face appointment can include: