Our clinical specialists are committed to providing you and your family with the highest level of cancer prevention care possible.
To help assess your risk and catch cancer early, our medical geneticists offer genetic counseling and testing for hereditary breast cancer, colon cancer and ovarian cancer.
What is genetic counseling?
Genetic counselors have advanced degrees in medical genetics and counseling.
Working with you, they:
- Evaluate your medical records and family history
- Order genetic tests on blood and other tissue
- Evaluate the test results
- Help you understand and reach decisions about what to do next
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How does genetic counseling work?
First, you complete a questionnaire about your family’s medical history. If your medical history indicates you are at higher risk for a specific cancer, the counselor may recommend a blood test. The tests look for mutations in the BRCA genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer, and in the HNPCC gene for colon cancer.
After your tests are analyzed, you meet with our clinical specialist to discuss your results and develop a personalized care plan. If ongoing care or monitoring is needed, our clinical specialist will schedule routine follow-up visits with you. We’re with you every step of the way.
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