Kayla York

Kayla York, CGC

Oncology and Genetics

“Through genetic testing and counseling, I can provide recommendations for cancer prevention, screening and treatment based on your unique genetics.“

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If you or a loved one wants to learn about how your genetics influence your risk for developing cancer, count on the expertise of Kayla York, CGC, a board-certified genetic counselor at Avera Cancer Institute in Sioux Falls, SD.

Compassionate & Expert Genetic Counseling

If you receive a cancer diagnosis or have a family history of cancer, you may benefit from genetic testing and counseling. By looking at your family history and discussing genetic testing options, York can provide you with personalized insight about the best prevention, screening and treatment options.

"For those who’ve received a cancer diagnosis, we talk about treatment options and the implications for their family members. For those who don’t have cancer themselves, but do have a family history of cancer, we’ll talk about their risk for developing cancer in addition to the best prevention and screening options."

Gathering a Family History

In addition to maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and not smoking, York says that learning about your family’s health history is one of the most important things you can do for your health.

"Gather as much information as you can about your family’s health history. When you build a family history, we can talk more about what it means for you and identify any cancer-related risks we should stay ahead of."

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, York strives to be as active as she can by hiking, running and enjoying the outdoors. She also loves reading books and traveling all over the world. "I’m always planning my next trip – asking myself where I can explore and what new cultures I can learn about," she says.



College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Biochemistry

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, Master of Science in Human Genetics


American Board of Genetic Counseling

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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