Berlin, Md. – Atlantic General Hospital recently announced the availability
of genetic counseling services for individuals with a family history of
cancer and for patients in treatment who are concerned about their family’s risk.
Genetic counseling can also help inform the treatment process. By identifying
a patient’s genes, the care team can better anticipate how a cancer
will behave and modify the care regimen accordingly to more effectively
treat the disease.
The John H. ‘Jack’ Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center
offers the service through their telehealth partnership with University
of Maryland Medical Center’s Greenebaum Cancer Center.
Patients who come to the center receive a thorough 60-90 minute telehealth
consultation with a genetic counselor to review medical history as well
as any results from biopsies, pathology reports and other documentation,
and two blood tests.
Results typically take three weeks. Once received, the genetic counselor
follows up with the patient and the care team at the Burbage Regional
Cancer Care Center to discuss the information and coordinate any next steps.
For more information about the Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center’s
telegenetics services, please call 410-629-6888.
About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the
residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties
since May 1993. Built through the commitment and generosity of a dedicated
community, Atlantic General’s main facility in Berlin, Md., combines
the warmth of personalized attention with the reassurance of medical expertise
and advanced technology. The not-for-profit hospital provides quality
specialty care in oncology, medical and surgical weight loss, orthopedics,
and women’s diagnostics among other services. Atlantic General Health
System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists,
cares for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information
about Atlantic General Hospital, visit