Managing Referrals from other Specialists
Many specialists will come across patients at known or possible increased risk of familial cancer during their routine practice.
Our service is designed to support you in clarifying your patients risk and to document this for use in your subsequent management.
Surgeons and other referring specialists can utilize our services at one or all of three levels:
- Genetic counseling and risk-clarification including eligibility for gene testing
- Gene testing
- Risk reducing surgery
From your initial referral we will be seeking clarification as to what level of intervention you require of us. It is usual practice for us to assume that if a patient is referred to us that we should move from option one to option two if that seems appropriate to us.
We provide a team of Oncology-trained surgeons who perform risk-reducing surgery, but activation of this option requires a specific referral from the specialist, otherwise women will be referred back their referrer for risk-reducing management once their risk status has been clarified.
We do not provide cancer screening services.