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Guide to Genetic Testing: What Happens, What You Learn

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic disorder, genetic information, genetic testing, genetics, health screenings

Genetic counseling provides risk assessment information that can’t affect your insurance rates. In fact, insurance companies are now required to cover the cost of genetic testing under the Affordable Care Act,

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Top 3 Benefits of a Digital Family History

Tags: electronic health records, family health history, genetic counseling, personalized healthcare

The best family health history is built right into an electronic health record. You gather it at home — or wherever you like — and your doctor can access it anywhere.

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3 Ways Genetic Knowledge is Power

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic testing, genetics, genomics, personalized healthcare

Knowledge is power — when it is delivered in the right way. The goal of genetic testing and counseling is to prepare patients, not create “patients in waiting.”

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How Your Genes Affect Breast Cancer Care

Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer awareness month, breast cancer prevention, genetic counseling, genetic testing, genetics

As researchers learn more about the genetics of breast cancer, doctors can diagnose and treat patients based on very specific needs. Get expert answers to common questions.

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New Prostate Cancer Treatment Based on Genetics

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic disorder, genetics, Oncotype DX Prostate test, prostate cancer, prostate screening

A new genetic-based test, the Oncotype DX prostate cancer test, will allow more men with low-risk prostate cancer to choose active surveillance – sparing them unnecessary treatment and life-altering side effects.

Lynch Syndrome and the Genetics of Colon Cancer

Lynch Syndrome and the Genetics of Colon Cancer

Tags: cancer diagnosis, colon cancer, colon cancer awareness month 2013, genetic counseling, genetics, personalized healthcare

For people with Lynch syndrome, the risk of colon cancer starts as early as age 25. Fortunately, knowing you are at risk gives you a chance to do something about it.

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What Genetic Counselors Can Do for You

Tags: cancer, family history, genetic counseling, genetics, heart disease, personalized healthcare

You don’t have to figure genetics out on your own. That’s a genetic counselor’s job. Learn how these experts can help.

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5 Myths About Prenatal Screening

Tags: genetic counseling, myths, pregnancy, pregnant, women's health

Get the facts on how genetic counseling can help your pregnancy.

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Thyroid Cancer: Does It Run in the Family?

Tags: cancer diagnosis, genetic counseling, genetics, personalized healthcare, PTEN gene, thyroid awareness month 2013, thyroid cancer

Learn what you need to know about the genetics of thyroid cancer. The best stat of all: There's a 100 percent survival rate if the disease is diagnosed early.