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The Cancer Center at Metro Health Village

Genetic Testing

Genetic counseling is available for patients and families with hereditary forms of cancer. There are two phases to genetic counseling and testing, therefore two visits are necessary to complete the entire process. The first step of this process is an education session outlining the risks, benefits and limitation of genetic testing. After the education session, a blood sample will be drawn. This step is critical in understanding the value of testing and how it will affect the individual as well as his or her family members. The second step is a follow-up appointment to discuss the test results. Note that it typically takes several weeks to obtain test results.

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