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Patient Education

About Genetic Counseling

key information

source: National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)


Most genetic counselors work in a clinic or hospital, and often work with obstetricians, oncologists and other doctors. Like doctors, genetic counselors can work in a variety of settings and provide different services. They may provide general care, or specialize in one or more areas, including:

• Prenatal and Preconception – for those who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant

• Pediatric – for children and their family members

• Cancer – for patients with cancer and their family members

• Cardiovascular – for patients with diseases of the heart or circulatory system and their family members

• Neurology – for patients with diseases of the brain and nervous system and their family members


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