Before you meet with a genetic counselor, it's important to know as much as you can about your biological relatives' health history as it relates to cancer.
Speak with your relatives. Include your biological grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, cousins, siblings and children. If you are adopted, your adoptive parents or adoption agency may have information on your biological family's health history.
You may be asked to send this information to your genetic counselor prior to your appointment.
Concerned that hereditary cancer might run in your family?