Sutter Cancer Center, Roseville
Genetic counseling is a communication process that translates technical and complicated knowledge into practical information for individuals and their families. The goals of this service are to:
- Determine the likelihood that cancers in a family are inherited
- Discuss options for early identification of cancer and risk reduction
- Provide information about the benefits, risks and limitations of genetic testing
- Coordinate genetic testing and to provide accurate interpretations of the results
- Refer to appropriate research studies or specialists
Hereditary cancer syndromes are associated with cancer occurring under the age of 50 and with a strong family history of cancer. Common cancers include breast, ovarian, colon and uterine.
Most health plans pay for genetic counseling, but you must be referred by your health care provider. For more information please call (916) 781-5000. Learn more about our Cancer Risk Program through Sutter Cancer Centers.
Kimberly VanYsseldyk, NP has been with the Sutter organization since 2004, current serving as the Clinical Coordinator for the Cancer Risk Program at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. As Clinical coordinator for this program, Kim works with patients who are at high risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndromes. Kimberly earned her degree from University of California, Los Angeles. She is a member of the Greater Sacramento Chapter of Oncology Nursing Society and also of the International Society of Genetics Nursing.