Prior to your appointment, you will receive paperwork to complete regarding your health and family history. It is important to provide us with any medical records including pathology or copies of genetic test results for you and/or other family members.
At the appointment, you will learn about how genetics play a role in cancer risk and how likely your family is to have an inherited predisposition to certain cancers. You will also learn what type of testing (if any) is recommended for you as well as the risks, benefits and limitations of this testing . We will discuss the medical, social, emotional and ethical impact of genetic testing on you and your family.
Once testing is complete, we review results with you in person and can personalize your screening/treatment plan. We also discuss the impact on family members and identify appropriate resources.