Medical genetics provides patients & their families with education to help them understand how their DNA affects medical conditions, inherited diseases and disorders, the risks for getting a disease (like cancer) and the risks of passing along a genetic disorder in your family.
If you or members of your family have a genetic disorder, or are at risk of inherited conditions, our genetic counselors are here to help.
They support you and your loved ones by:
Genetic counselors also serve as patient advocates and refer individuals or families to community or state support services. They serve as educators and resources to other health care professionals and the general public.