Inherited Cancer Risk

Understanding the Genetics of Cancer

This program will explain basic information about cancer and inherited cancer risk. It will also give you information about genetic testing for cancer risk and what to expect from a genetic counseling visit


We hope you found this online class helpful. We would like to document your participation in your electronic medical record. Please complete the short survey, which will collect your name and Kaiser medical record number. This survey will also let you request an appointment if you would like to talk with a genetic counselor.  For an easy way to gather information about your family, use our family history form.



Kaiser Permanente Genetics Departments:

If you would like to contact the Genetics Department directly, please choose the nearest location from the list below.

  • Fresno: (559) 324-5330
  • Modesto: (866) 916-4075
  • Oakland: (510) 752-6298
  • Sacramento: (916) 614-4075
  • San Francisco: (415) 833-2998
  • San Jose: (408) 972-3300

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