Genetic counseling

Numbers speak

Cancer is the second biggest cause of death worldwide. Prevention is possible with access to digital health services and a genetics counselor
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people dying from the disease every year
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new cases reported yearly
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of all cancers are genetic
genetics counselor

Who is a genetics counselor?

A genetics counselor is a healthcare professional who has been trained in the medical and scientific aspects of human genetics. They can help individuals and families understand the genetic risks associated with cancer and other inherited conditions.

How can they help?

A genetics counselor can provide cancer prevention services in several ways

01.
Understanding risk

Genetic counselor helps you understand your cancer risk, including genetics’s role

02.
Explaining cancer screenings

They can explain screenings for early detection or help you find cancer treatment options that are most appropriate

03.
Developing prevention plan

They will assist you in developing cancer prevention and risk reduction plans

04.
Talking with family

Counselor can help families talk about inherited cancer risk and how to take steps to reduce it

How should I prepare for my first appointment?

You should prepare for your appointment by gathering your family’s history with cancer prevention and risk reduction strategies. Along with health records, you should bring information about previous cancer screenings, diagnoses, and treatments. This data will help the genetics counselor provide the best possible care.

You should prepare for your appointment by gathering your family’s history with cancer prevention and risk reduction strategies. Along with health records, you should bring information about previous cancer screenings, diagnoses, and treatments. This data will help the genetics counselor provide the best possible care.

If you are interested in cancer screenings for early detection, the genetics counselor can advise appropriate tests. Additionally, the genetics counselor can help you find preventative services relevant to your test results. Contact us today for more information.

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