Bhalwani Familial Cancer Clinic​

Familial Cancer Clinic Area


Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Directions)

5th Floor, Gynecology Clinic​​


Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm​


What We Do

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​The Bhalwani Familial Cancer Clinic provides genetic counselling and risk assessment services to people with a personal or family history of cancer. We can talk with you about whether the cancer in your family may be hereditary and discuss how you can manage your risk of developing cancer. We can also let you know if you are eligible for high-risk breast cancer screening. Read more about high-risk breast cancer screening »

Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment
Genetic Testing
Genetic Counselling

How to Get Referred

You need a referral from your doctor to become a patient at the Bhalwani Familial Cancer Clinic. Please note that not all referrals will be accepted. If your referral is not accepted, your doctor will receive notice from our clinic.

When making a referral, your doctor will include:

Once the Bhalwani Familial Cancer Clinic has received a referral from your doctor, you will be mailed a letter with a date and time for your appointment. You should receive this letter within 4-6 weeks of being referred. Within the letter you will find a family history questionnaire and a personal medical history questionnaire.

These forms must be completed and returned to our clinic at least 3 weeks prior to your appointment or your appointment may be rescheduled. In some situations, these questionnaires may be provided to you directly by your referring doctor.

Referral Information for Physicians

For complete referral instructions, read the guide for physicians referring to the Bhalwani Familial Cancer Clinic.​​​​

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          The Team

          Treating and caring for people with cancer takes a well-coordinated team. Your team at the Bhalwani Familial Cancer Clinic​ includes world-class health care professionals working for you and with you. Your team can ​include doctors, genetic counsellors, students, volunteers and many others dedicated to helping you and your family.


          About Your Appointment

          You will be mailed a date and time for your first appointment at the Bhalwani Familial Cancer Clinic. There are three different types of appointments you can have: telephone appointments, virtual appointments, and in-person appointments. Read on to learn what to do before any type of appointment at the Familial Cancer Clinic, and to learn information about your specific appointment type.

          What to Do Before Your Appointment (For All Patients)

          Before any appointment at the Bhalwani Familial Cancer Clinic, you will receive a personal history questionnaire and a family history questionnaire. Please complete both questionnaires and return them to us at least 3 weeks prior to your appointment. If you do not complete your questionnaires, your appointment may be changed to a later date.

          You can return the completed questionnaires by fax, mail, or in-person:
          • Fax Number: 416 946 6528
          • Mailing Address:
            Bhalwani Familial Cancer Clinic
            Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
            610 University Avenue, 700U-6W390
            Toronto, ON M5G 2M9
          • In-Person Return:
            Return the completed questionnaires to the Gynecology Clinic on the 5th floor of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.​​

          What to Expect for Your Appointment

          Telephone and Virtual Appointments
          In-Person Appointment

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          Last reviewed: 6/19/2022
          Last modified: 2/27/2024 8:44 AM
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