Print your questions and bring them with you to your appointment. Click on the box to check each question you want to print.
The notebook is a place to jot down questions and thoughts to bring to your visit with the risk assessment team.
After you type in your question, click "add to my list".
We suggest you print this list and bring it with you to your visit at Fox Chase
Genetic testing is a blood test that looks for changes, also called alterations or mutations, in genes. These changes cause disease or place someone at higher risk for getting a certain disease, such as cancer. Sometimes these gene changes can be passed from parent to child.
Genetic testing, as part of cancer risk assessment, is done in specialized laboratories by trained professionals.
Your cancer risk counselor will help you learn more about what genetic testing can tell you.
Genetic testing can take anywhere from two weeks to several months to complete.