Overview of Cancer Genetic Counseling

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, with just under 600,000 people dying of cancer in 2017 alone. With the detrimental effect of cancer, it is no surprise that there has been extensive research into causes and cures. There have been many advances in the treatment of cancer including chemotherapy,... Continue Reading →

Overview of Prenatal Genetic Counseling

In the field of genetic counseling, there is a variety of different specialties with one of the largest being prenatal genetic counseling. This specialty exists to assist parents that have a history of a genetic condition, difficulties with pregnancy or other risk factors that may affect family planning. The genetic counselor is specially trained to... Continue Reading →

Genetic Counseling 101

Genetic counseling is a health-care career that is centered on helping patients by providing information about genetic risk factors and available genetic tests, as well as providing emotional support. As defined by the National Society of Genetic Counselors, a genetic counselor is a professional who has specialized education in genetics and counseling to provide personalized... Continue Reading →

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