Thinking about cancer or dealing with cancer risk can be scary or overwhelming, but we believe that receiving information and resources is comforting, empowering, and lifesaving.
Our knowledge of hereditary cancer genetics is rapidly advancing. Consulting with an expert in cancer genetics is the best way to ensure receiving the most up-to-date and credible information. Cancer genetic counselors, geneticists, and risk assessment counselors are experts who can help individuals better understand their risk for hereditary cancer by:
Genetic counselors help people make informed decisions about genetic testing and follow-up care. Counselors do not try to persuade people to have or avoid genetic testing a genetic counseling appointment can even benefit individuals who decide not to pursue genetic testing.