How is Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Risk Done?

Genetic tests are usually ordered by a genetic counselor or physician. Testing is done on a small sample of blood or saliva. There are several laboratories across the country that specialize in genetic testing. It usually takes several weeks or longer to get the test results.

Genetic counseling is recommended both before and after genetic testing to make sure that patients have accurate understanding of what a particular genetic test means for their health and medical management.

How to find a genetic counselor in Colorado?

We do not inherit cancer – we can inherit an increased risk for cancer.