The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania is a national leader in the field of gastrointestinal cancer genetics. Penn Medicine was one of the first in the country to establish a Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Risk Evaluation Program.
If concerned about the risk of gastrointestinal cancer, it's important to have the best team of experts.
The GI Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at the Abramson Cancer Center has specialists nationally recognized for their expertise in cancer and genetics and can provide information, care and support to help patients throughout the entire risk evaluation program.
Penn's GI Cancer Risk team is familiar with and able to provide clinical, genetic and research services for people with concerns about the following conditions:
Those who may have an increased risk of an inherited gastrointestinal cancer include:
If a patient, or a relative of a patient is concerned about their risk for developing gastrointestinal cancer, The Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk Evaluation Program can help answer such questions as:
For more information about the program, or to download an application for the program, visit Penn Medicine’s Gastroenterology division website.
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Todd Sheridan's family members have always supported his love of hockey and were his biggest fan when his team won the Junior A National Championship. They again showed their deep devotion by bringing him to Penn for the best possible cancer care. Todd's physician at Penn diagnosed cancer of the tongue and neck, which had spread to his lymph nodes. A possible side effect raised by his physicians was nerve damage in his right arm, limiting the motion in his arm. Gregory Weinstein, M.D., his surgeon at Penn, performed the detailed surgery and was able to avoid that outcome. Three weeks after surgery, Todd was not only doing push-ups, but was practicing with his hockey team in Ontari. But his journey didn't end there. As a survivor, Todd talks personally about how cancer has had an impact on his life and how he was able to combine his experience and passions to benefit his community.
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