Genomic/Genetic Specialist

Genetic specialists can help identify the appropriate tests to order, consider the family history, and provide information about the treatment and long-term outcomes for patients diagnosed with a genetic disorder. They may recommend a referral or referrals to other medical specialists. Genomic testing iscommonly used in cancer treatment to determine how a tumor is likely to behave.

Genetic tests are done by analyzing small samples of blood or body tissues to determine whether you, your partner, or your offspring carry genes for certain inherited disorders.

Additional Resources:

Genetics and Genomics:

Us TOO Prostate Cancer Pathways for Patients and Caregivers Event and Webcast Series: June 23, 2018
Video Highlights: psychosocial challenges of prostate cancer, genetic and genomic testing

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) Counselors (NSGC)