Great strides have been made in recent years in the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. With cancer affecting 1 in 3 Americans, that’s good news for millions of people. Although the exact cause of many cancers is still unknown, research has found that approximately 10% of all cancers are due to hereditary or genetic factors. Genetic counseling and subsequent testing may be recommended by your physician when there is a strong family history or pattern of particular cancers in your family. In partnership with Mission Hospital and the Fullerton Genetics Center, Rutherford Regional offers genetic counseling right here in our community.