Support for patients and families

A St. Jude patient

For patients and families, we can:

  • Review your child’s and the family’s medical history
  • Discuss information on specific conditions that can increase the risk for cancer
  • When needed, arrange genetic testing for these conditions
  • Review and explain genetic test results
  • Talk with you about whether you, your child or other family members are at risk, including future children
  • Give you educational materials about the condition
  • Help you to understand what cancer screening tests are available
  • Assist with setting up the cancer screening tests
  • Tell you about the results of the cancer screening tests
  • Help you find mental, emotional, social and spiritual support
  • Help you get involved in research
  • Help you understand the federal law that protects you against discrimination based on genetic information