Counseling & Support
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be very stressful for the patient and their family members. Cancer Risk Associates offers individualized therapy and a full range of counseling options. The majority of our services are free to cancer patients and their families and no referral is usually needed.
Personal stress and family stress are often experienced in individuals going through genetic evaluation. Incorporating an inherited risk gene into one’s medical identity and the medical identity of a family often needs assistance from experts. At Cancer Risk Associates, the mental and social health of our patients and families is paramount. Genetic evaluation is not simply a test with a result – but can be a life altering experience and we are here to walk that journey with you.
We offer a number of support groups including:
- Breast and gynecological cancer
- Colon cancer
- Prostate cancer
Cancer Risk Associates has partnered with FORCE (Facing Our Risk Cancer Empowered) and Dr. Marcum, APN leads the second genetics lead support group for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer in the nation. This support group meets on a quarterly basis with information posted on the FORCE and practice websites.
Dr. Marcum started the Lynch Support group in 2017 and at that time it was the only support group for this inherited risk group in the nation. This group meets on a quarterly basis and meetings are posted on the practice website.