Genetic Testing and Counseling Services
Providence Regional Cancer System’s Lacey clinic provides genetic counseling and testing to both cancer patients and others concerned about their genetic health history. Genetic testing and counseling provide information and guidance to help people understand their risk for hereditary conditions, including specific cancers.
The purpose of genetic testing and counseling is to learn if you or your relatives are at increased risk for cancer or other inherited conditions based on medical and family health history. Having this knowledge can help you and your loved ones make more informed medical decisions.
Our Genetic Services Include
- Evaluation of medical and family history information to determine the chance that a condition may be hereditary.
- Assessment of hereditary risks.
- Counseling regarding medical and family history.
- Genetic testing, when a genetic cause is suspected and testing is desired.
- Help in interpreting test results.
Meet Our Genetic Counselors
Katie Stoll, MS, is a genetic counselor who has been working in the South Puget Sound area for the past nine years. She earned a Master’s of Science in genetic counseling from Brandeis University and completed a cancer genetic internship at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Katie is passionate about helping people understand how their family history and genetic information can impact their health and lifestyle. She strives to help people navigate this information to make choices that best support their own personal needs and values.
To reach Katie Stoll, MS, certified and licensed genetic counselor, please call (360) 754-3934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Austin McKittrick, MS, is a certified and licensed genetic counselor. Austin recently started at Providence after working in prenatal genetics at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, OR. He graduated with a masters of science from Sarah Lawrence College in 2014, and wanted to return to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He enjoys the complex area of cancer and helping people to understand how genetics and cancer are related. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the beach, kickball and volleyball, reading, and art projects.
To reach Austin McKittrick, MS, certified and licensed genetic counselor, please email Austin.McKittrick@providence.org.