What is Hereditary Cancer Genetic Counselling?

Hereditary cancer genetic counselling involves a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s medical and family history, as well as any genetic testing that may have been performed. The goal of hereditary cancer genetic counselling is to provide individuals with a clear understanding of the genetic factors that may be contributing to their risk of developing certain types of cancer, as well as the available treatment and prevention options.

Hereditary cancer genetic counselling may also involve discussion of issues related to genetic testing, including the potential benefits and limitations of testing, the implications of test results for the individual and their family, and the emotional and psychological impacts of genetic testing.