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How a genetic counselor can help with genetic testing

Have you ever wondered if genetic testing would be a good idea for you? A genetic counselor can help you throughout the process. There are many different things the counselor can help with, including

• If testing is available, the counselor will have information about cost and possible benefits and harms of the testing. The counselor will also help you explore what the results of testing will mean for you and your family.

•  Cancer genetic testing is different from some other types of testing because a positive test result does not always mean that you will get cancer. If you test positive for a variation in a cancer gene, it means you are more likely to get cancer. Continue Reading »

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