Genetic counseling and testing can help you understand your risk for certain cancers or potential prenatal complications. Our genetic counselors offer detailed information in an understandable format to help each patient process the results.
Genetic Counseling is the collection of your detailed personal and family history in order to assess your personal risk and discuss genetic testing options. Through blood and tissue tests Franciscan Health’s genetic counselors identify genetic disorders and obtain a more precise estimate of your cancer risk.
Genetic counseling is typically recommended for people who have a person and/or family history suggestive of a hereditary cancer condition. You may want to consider genetic counseling if you or a close relative have had any of the following:
Your meeting with one of Franciscan Health’s genetic counselors is a multistep process and typically includes:
This may require more than one appointment. For expecting mothers, your physician may recommend Prenatal Genetic Testing.