As we learn more about cancer, we learn more about how the genes we inherit from our parents can place us at increased risk for various types of cancer. When cancer is diagnosed, it is important to consider whether family members are at risk, too. Genetic counselors at the Hollings Cancer Center are masters-level trained and certified through the American Board of Genetic Counseling, ensuring qualified, professional care.
The genetic counselors at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center offer consultations to individuals who have cancer, individuals who had cancer but are in remission, and individuals with a family member previously diagnosed with cancer.
Genetic testing generally involves drawing a blood sample to look for changes in a person’s genes that may indicate an increased risk for cancer. For those with a cancer diagnosis, genetic testing may also be helpful in personalizing cancer screening recommendations.
For all patients wishing to meet with a genetic counselor, please call 843-792-9300 to schedule your appointment.
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