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The Role of Genetic Counseling in Cancer Treatment


Genetic counseling is an important aspect of cancer treatment that can help individuals better understand their risk of developing certain types of cancer. Through genetic counseling, patients can learn about the role of genetics in cancer and whether they may be at increased risk due to their family history or inherited genetic mutations.

Here at MGM Cancer Institute, we offer genetic counseling services to help patients make informed decisions about their treatment and risk reduction options. Our genetic counselors are highly trained professionals who work closely with patients to assess their personal and family medical history, as well as provide information on available testing options and the implications of test results.

One of the key benefits of genetic counseling is the ability to identify inherited genetic mutations that can increase a person’s risk of developing cancer. These mutations can be present in genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are known to increase the risk of breast, ovarian, and other cancers.

If a patient is found to have an inherited genetic mutation, our team of medical professionals can work with them to develop a personalized plan for cancer prevention and early detection. This can include more frequent cancer screenings, prophylactic surgery, or other risk reduction strategies.

In addition to helping patients better understand their genetic risk of cancer, genetic counseling can also help individuals navigate the emotional and psychological impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our genetic counselors can provide support and guidance to help patients and their families cope with the potential implications of a cancer diagnosis.

At MGM Cancer Institute, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care and support. If you are interested in learning more about genetic counseling and how it may be able to help you in your cancer treatment journey, please contact our team to schedule an appointment. Speak with one of our genetic counselling clinic experts, Call us at +91 44 4251 5151 to schedule an appointment.

 

Written by,
Dr M A Raja
Senior Consultant – Medical Oncology.
Director of Oncology Services Chairman, Medical Advisory Board

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