Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction

Patient and Family Resources

UT Health Austin’s Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction service is committed to providing compassionate, whole-patient care to ensure patients and their families are receiving the highest level of specialized care. We believe you deserve the best possible care, which is why we’ve compiled a list of resources that may be beneficial to you and your family.

Resources

  • AliveAndKickn: Improves the lives of individuals and families affected by Lynch syndrome and associated cancers through research, education, and screening
  • Basser Center for BRCA: The first comprehensive center for the research, treatment, and prevention of BRCA-related cancers (Also available in Spanish)
  • Bright Pink: A nonprofit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women
  • Facing Hereditary Cancer Empowered (FORCE): Provides up-to-date, expert-reviewed information and resources to help individuals facing hereditary cancer know their options and make informed decisions
  • Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation: A nonprofit organization serving the hereditary colon cancer community by connecting patients, caregivers, and medical professionals to educational, social, and financial resources
  • Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer: Supports hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) translational research that leads to improvements in the health and well-being of individuals affected by HDGC andprovides relevant, reliable information and resources to help individuals understand their risk, make informed decisions, and advocate for themselves.
  • HIS Breast Cancer Awareness: A nonprofit organization founded in honor of all men who are at risk for, diagnosed with, and surviving breast cancer
  • No Stomach For Cancer: Advances awareness and education about stomach cancer, including hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC), establishes and maintains a network of support for affected families, and supports research efforts for screening, early detection, treatment, and prevention of stomach cancer
  • Oneinforty: A nonprofit organization that raises awareness of the one-in-forty risk to Ashkenazi Jews of inheriting BRCA gene mutations and provides support individuals and families need to effectively manage their cancer risk
  • PolyPeople: A support group for individuals affected by Polyposis syndromes that is dedicated to enabling access to the most up-to-date, useful, and relevant information
  • Sharsheret: A nonprofit organization supporting Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and educational outreach