Michelle McSweeny, MS, LCGC

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor

Treatment Focus

I focus my work on helping patients and their family members understand their risk of developing various cancers and the genetic basis behind these risks. Many of the families I see have experienced a great deal of hardship from watching multiple family members battle cancer through the generations. My ultimate goal with genetic risk assessment, counseling, and testing is to hopefully change this story for some of these families by promoting cancer awareness, risk reduction and prevention. I enjoy being a resource for patients by helping them understand the complexities behind cancer genetics so that they are able to make informed medical management decisions utilizing this information.   

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • MS, Genetic Counseling, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, 2014
  • BA, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Boston University, MA, 2012


  • Diplomat Certification, American Board of Genetic Counseling, 2014
  • Licensed Genetic Counselor, Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, 2014


  • National Society of Genetic Counselors, 2014
Patient Stories

Angela Shammo

Breast Cancer

Angela Shammo

Breast Cancer

I was a first grade teacher for six years before becoming a reading specialist for kids with learning disabilities. After having four children of my own, I decided to be a stay-at-home mom and teach my children, along with my nieces and nephews.

Daryl Lloyd

Colorectal Cancer

Daryl Lloyd

Colorectal Cancer

Working for the Willingboro School District in New Jersey and the Colonial School District in Delaware, as an educator for over 25 years, I know the value of good health insurance. I never took for granted the benefits provided to me by the state, and that meant making sure I routinely got a colonoscopy. They aren’t fun, but they might save your life – they saved mine.

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