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genetic counseling

the process of counseling people who might have a gene that makes them more likely to develop cancer or another disease. The purpose of counseling is to explore what the genetic test results might mean, help them decide whether they wish to be tested, and support them before and after the test. See also gene, genetic counselor, genetic testing.

Genetic counseling and testing for retinoblastoma

... with retinoblastoma, your doctor may suggest your family consider genetic
counseling. ... Meeting with a genetic counselor can give you a better idea ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/retinoblastoma/detailedguide/retinoblastoma-after-genetic-counseling

Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know

... A doctor or a genetic counselor who knows about the diseases in your family
is better able to talk with you about your risks and what you might ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/genetictesting/index

What happens during genetic testing?

... refer you to a genetic counselor in your ... of the National Society of Genetic
Counselors or the ... After risk assessment and genetic counseling, if you ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/genetictesting/genetic-testing-test-process

Who should have genetic testing?

... Although testing does not always give you clear answers, genetic counselors
are trained ... If a mutation is found, the counselor will talk to you about ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/genetictesting/genetic-testing-who-should-test

Genetic Testing for Cancer: What You Need to Know

... refer you to a genetic counselor in your ... of the National Society of Genetic
Counselors or the ... After risk assessment and genetic counseling, if you ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002548-pdf.pdf

Cancer Glossary

... The purpose of counseling is to explore what the genetic test results might
mean, help them ... See also gene, genetic counselor, genetic testing. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=g

Genetic Tests and Breast Cancer Risk: Not Perfect

... They can not afford the genetic testing and I'm still trying to ... Also we recommend
that you have counseling with a genetics counselor before and ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2006/03/21/genetic-tests-and-breast-cancer-risk-not-perfect.aspx

To learn more

... genetic counseling, questions to ask before genetic testing, a guide to collecting
family history, info on genetic testing and genetic counselors, and ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/genetictesting/genetic-testing-add-res

Can colorectal cancer be prevented?

... looking at whether testing might be appropriate, a genetic counselor will try
to ... true for your family, then you might want to seek genetic counseling. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-prevention

What are the drawbacks of genetic testing?

... Reputable genetics counselors (see the section below, “Genetic counseling”)
can help you know what to expect from your test results. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/genetictesting/genetic-testing-drawbacks