Hereditary Cancer Services Specialist

Aventura OBGYN Associates

OB-GYNs located in Miami, FL & Hallandale, FL

If you have a family history of cancer, you may be worrying about your risk for developing it, too. At Aventura OB/GYN & Associates in Miami and Hallandale, Florida, the experienced medical team offers advanced diagnostic testing and management services for hereditary cancer concerns. You get the peace of mind you deserve by staying proactive about cancer prevention with the guidance and support of experts. Learn more about hereditary cancer services by scheduling a consultation online or by phone.

Hereditary Cancer Services Q & A

What are my risks for hereditary cancers?

You may be at increased risk of developing certain cancers as a result of a history of cancer that runs in your family. As a woman, you may be genetically predisposed to developing cancers like:

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer

The mutations of specific genes passed on to you from your parents may increase your risk of developing cancer. You may also be more susceptible to developing cancer at a younger age than your family members.

What are my options for cancer prevention?

At Aventura OB/GYN & Associates, the experienced team of doctors provides several innovative treatment options that can reduce your risk for hereditary cancers.

There are surgical procedures that remove parts of your reproductive system or breast tissue to prevent cancer from developing. Common procedures include:

Mastectomy: the removal of breast tissue to prevent breast cancer

Oophorectomy: removal of the ovaries to prevent ovarian cancer

Hysterectomy: the removal of the uterus to prevent uterine cancer

Each procedure has its pros and cons, and your doctor thoroughly discusses the benefits and risks of surgery and what to expect.

What are the risks of surgical cancer prevention procedures?

After both an oophorectomy and a hysterectomy procedure, you won’t be able to become pregnant. Following a mastectomy, the significant loss of breast tissue can alter your appearance and can be emotionally difficult.

Your doctors at Aventura OB/GYN not only provide you with the medical treatment you need to prevent cancer, but they also provide you with guidance, support, and professional counseling to ensure you have the necessary coping skills following surgery.

Is heredity cancer surgery right for me?

If you have a family history of breast or reproductive cancers, your doctor may recommend genetic testing to identify genetic markers that can indicate an increased cancer risk.

To determine if hereditary cancer surgery is right for you, your doctor reviews your medical history and discusses other available options for preventing cancer.  

If you ultimately decide to follow through with surgery, your Aventura OB/GYN medical team will be with you every step of the way.

To learn more about preventative options for hereditary cancers, schedule an appointment online or by phone.

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Aventura OBGYN Associates and Play Safe Medical Center are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality, cost effective medical care. We accept all major credit cards and offer payment installments. We accept nearly all major insurance plans including:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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