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GENETICS CONSULTATION

This page has been written by: Neena Bhatnagar

What is a 'Genetics Consultation'?

For those individuals who are facing an increased risk of developing a cancer due to familial inheritance, a specialized genetics consultation helps in identifying whether a cancer is hereditary, and if yes, what can be done to prevent it from developing. Options for genetic testing, early detection, risk reduction and prevention, and research opportunities are discussed.


Who would benefit from a genetics consultation? In other words, which individuals should consider for a genetics consultation?

The outline below will assist you in deciding whether a genetics consultation would be beneficial for you and your family


How does the Genetics Consultation function?

In a "Genetics Clinic', a systematic history of the individial as well as other assessments are done. Click on this next page, titled GENETICS RISK ASSESSMENT to understand this in detail.