Genetic counselors are clinical professionals with advanced training in medical genetics and counseling. They provide education and personalized support for individuals and families affected by – or at increased risk for – genetic disorders, including hereditary cancers. Genetic counselors can:

  • Assess risk
  • Help individuals collect and make sense of their family health history
  • Help individuals think through the benefits and drawbacks of genetic testing and make informed decisions
  • Interpret test results
  • Discuss available options and provide resources

Genetic counseling is essential for all people considering BRCA cancer risk testing. Learn more about genetic counseling.