Resources for Patients
General information about genetic counseling:
- National Society of Genetic Counselors — this resource provides general information about what a genetic counselor is, how to find a genetic counselor, how much their services cost, and more helpful information to read prior to scheduling a genetic counseling appointment.
If you are a carrier of a BRCA1/2 mutation or at high risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer, click on the links below for information on risk management:
- Guidelines for Cancer Risk Management in Women and Men with BRCA1/2 Mutations from National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) — A nonprofit alliance of 25 of the world’s leading cancer centers that produces up-to-date evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on cancer screening and risk reduction.
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
Information about BRCA1/2 testing and other genetic testing for men:
Information about genetic discrimination:
This website contains general information. It is important that you seek advice from your health care providers regarding individual medical recommendations or for the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of medical conditions. Genetic counseling and testing can provide you with information about your chances of developing cancer.
Updated on 8/14/2020