At FCRS, our educational consultations are provided by Director/Nurse Practitioner Susan W. Caro, MSN, RNC, APNG (Advanced Practice Nurse in Genetics) in collaboration with other medical specialists.
Susan Caro (Susie) provides cancer risk assessment, facilitation of genetics testing, and education concerning hereditary risk of cancer, including hereditary breast cancer syndromes, colorectal cancer syndromes, and endocrine syndromes to individuals and families. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 1977, and her Masters of Science in 1983. She is a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, and was one of the first 13 individuals to be awarded the credential, "Advanced Practice Nurse in Genetics" from the International Society of Nurses in Genetics Nurses Credentialing Committee in October 2001. In 2000 she was honored with the Frances Williams Preston Award for Breast Cancer Awareness and was named the Susan G. Komen Foundation BMW Ultimate Drive Local Hero for her efforts in breast and hereditary cancer awareness. She has co-authored several chapters on breast cancer risk assessment with Dr. David Page. Ms. Caro saw her first patient for risk assessment for breast cancer in 1993. In 2000, she broadened her scope of practice to in include non-breast hereditary cancer syndromes and hereditary endocrine syndromes.
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian
Breast cancer is the most common type
of cancer among women in the U.S.
Hereditary Colon CancerCancer of the colon or rectum is the
third most common type of cancer
in the U.S.
Rare Hereditary CancerIn some families cancers can be due
to an inherited cancer syndrome.
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