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How To Get Genetic Counseling and Testing

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If you or someone in your family has been treated for prostate cancer, your family’s urologist or oncologist may have a recommendation for a local genetic counselor and testing center. You can also find a list at the National Society for Genetic Counselors: www.nsgc.org. There are also telehealth genetic counseling services available.

If your genetic testing returns a result with a pathogenic variant—that is, you have an inherited gene mutation implicated in prostate cancer risk or growth—it is important to consult with your doctor and seek genetic counseling. Remember, new clinical trials and studies are emerging regularly to find new treatments that might be relevant for you.

For more information visit NSGC.

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