Genetic Counseling in Raleigh, NC
HCC is the area’s first private medical care center dedicated to providing genetic counseling and testing for adult patients of both genders. Our welcoming office and experienced genetic specialists provide you the ability to discuss your family history and potential risk, outside a hectic hospital-based setting.
Genetic counseling and testing is a way to assess your genetic risk of several cancers, including breast, ovarian, colorectal, endometrial (uterine) and prostate. The benefit of testing, when appropriate, is that it allows individuals to be proactive about their health. In many cases, the results of testing and counseling provide a pathway to actions for potentially preventing cancers. There are many options for managing patients at high risk for cancers that range from enhanced screenings to preventative surgery.
Genetic counseling and possible testing helps to identify a patient’s potential risk of having an inherited predisposition for developing certain types of cancer. An individual with a significant family history of cancer, even without a personal history of cancer, may consider genetic counseling and testing to aid in their own current and future medical management. Additionally, genetic counseling and testing provide indications about the potential risk for genetically related family members.