Genetic counseling is the process of helping individuals and families understand and adapt to the medical and psychological impact of the genetic contributions to disease. Through genetic counseling, individuals and families have the opportunity to explore family and medical history, available test results, environmental exposures, and other factors that may play a role in cancer risk.
The Cancer Center at Harrington has a genetic counselor who can help you understand your personal risk of inherited cancer.
Your genetic counselor will:
We encourage patients to check with their insurance to verify counseling/testing coverage. To schedule an appointment, please call 508-764-2400.
For more information on genetic counseling, please visit:
National Society of Genetics Counselors
Centers for Disease Control
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