Our genetic counselors are health care professionals who gather family medical history, facilitate genetic testing and interpretation, and provide information and support to you and your family.
We typically see patients immediately after initial diagnosis and through follow-up as needed. Our counselors will help you and your family understand and adjust to a genetic diagnosis, learn more about genetic testing and address psychosocial and ethical issues associated with your specific genetic disorder.
For instance, the cancer genetic counselors can help you discover whether or not you have inherited an increased risk of cancer by conducting an evaluation of your family history. If you do have an increased risk, they can recommend you see a specialist through our Cancer Risk Management Program.