Why should you get a Genetic Consultation?
Your family history can say a lot about you. As family members we share our genetic material with each other. Based on certain patterns of cancer in a given family, a diagnosis of a hereditary cancer syndrome can be made.
Genetic testing can help confirm the diagnosis and early surveillance measures can be started to reduce the risk of cancer. Or if there is a known genetic disorder in the family, you might be at risk based on the inheritance pattern of the disease.
If you have an affected child and are planning to have more children, you might be at risk with each of your pregnancies to have another child with the same condition. Whatever your history, a genetic evaluation will help understand your risk for your future and for your family.