Genetic counseling is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease.
This process integrates:
- Interpretation of family and medical histories to assess the chance of disease occurrence or recurrence.
- Education about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources and research.
- Counseling to promote informed choices and adaptation to the risk or condition.
(National Society of Genetic Counselors, 2005)
At Parker Adventist Hospital, we recognize the importance of using genetic counseling services to promote informed decisions about health, cancer screening, and genetic conditions. Our certified genetic counselor provides genetic counseling in the following areas:
Please always feel free to contact us if you have questions about whether or not genetic counseling is right for you.