The Cancer Genetics Program of Prisma Health Cancer Institute is led by Dr. Carla Jorgensen and Dr. Kim H. Yee and is staffed by four board-certified genetic counselors. The goals of the program are to identify individuals and families who are at increased risk for hereditary cancer; offer options for genetic testing, screening, and medical management based on the individual and family histories; and reduce the chance for developing certain types of cancer by personalizing screening and risk-reduction plans.
If you or a close blood relative (parent, child, brother/sister, aunt/uncle or grandparent) has a history of any of the following, or if there already has been genetic testing in your family and there is a known gene mutation, please ask your doctor about referring you for an appointment for genetic counseling.
After your appointment is scheduled,you will receive an e-mail (subject Cancer Gene Connect) with instructions on how to complete the online medical history intake. You can access the online questionnaire here: prismahealth.cagene.com. Please complete this online questionnaire before your appointment. It should take about 10 minutes to complete. It is common to not know all the answers, so it is OK to leave questions blank if needed.
If you do not receive this email, please call 864-455-1346 to get your login information. If you do not have email or online access, you may receive a phone call prior to the visit to complete the intake via phone. If you are not contacted by phone, the genetic counselor will complete the questionnaire with you in-person during the visit.
Please bring your insurance card and a copy of any genetic test results available, from you or your immediate family members, with you to your appointment.
The genetic counseling office visit is billed separately from any genetic tests that may be ordered. Pre-authorization is required in some cases and if so will be obtained by our financial department.
Insurance coverage for laboratory fees will be discussed with you at your visit. Most patients have lab fees that are $250.00 or less.
We encourage patients interested in genetic counseling to have their provider make a referral. To make a referral in Epic, click “place ambulatory order,” type “ambulatory referral to CIOS,” select Genetics within the order and select the Faris Road or Spartanburg location within the order. Outside providers can fax the linked referral form to 864-672-7802 (Greenville) or 864-672-7802 (Spartanburg). Patients with questions about genetic counseling can call 864-455-1346.