Will I get a genetic test?

Not everyone wants or needs a genetic test.

Sometimes, a mutation (change) in a single gene can be responsible for the cancers clustering in a family. If this looks like the case in you or your family, we will discuss the benefits as well as the limitations of genetic testing.  This genetic counselling is important.  For some conditions, genetic testing provides powerful and very useful information. For other conditions, it can be more complex and personal.

Genetic testing, via a blood test, is organised separately to your consultation. At Sydney Cancer Genetics we can provide personalised screening advice and risk reducing strategies, even if no genetic testing is done.

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