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Genetic Counseling

Every man, woman, and child on earth is susceptible to cancer—some are more vulnerable than others—and the goal of a genetic counselor is to help you understand hereditary risks in your genes. If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with cancer, a meeting with a genetic counselor might help you and members of your family understand risks through genetic testing.

Genetic testing is an in-depth study of chromosomes, genes, and proteins in your body. During the tests, specialists will look for mutations that might signal inherited cancer risks, especially mutations affecting DNA, which are often associated with increased cancer risk,

At no time will your genetic counselor require you or members of your family to undergo genetic testing. He or she will simply explain the pros and cons of such tests. To learn more about genetic counseling, contact us today.