In the spring of 2013, I met with my new OB/GYN for a routine exam, and we discussed my family health history. I’d never really thought about my genetic risk for breast cancer. I knew my maternal grandmother had had breast cancer but hers was the only case in the family.
Take matters into your own hands is a phrase we frequently hear in everyday society. Whether it’s health, work, family or an unexpected situation, many people are tested daily to take control of their own lives. Sometimes people may not know where to begin to get help from others.
Editor’s note: The following article is a part of the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ patient blog post series. Written by real patients, these stories share a glimpse into the sometimes complicated world of genetics and the role a genetic counselor
Going the Distance
Twenty-four years, hundreds of doctors, and countless genetic tests later, and I finally, with the help of my dedicated and patient genetic counselor, Allison, found an answer. A diagnosis! No longer am I a patient with an “undiagnosed genetic condition,”
Compassion in Her DNA
Amie Blanco was born with an important calling: to save lives. She was born to be a genetic counselor. She is one of the few counselors who truly understands and appreciates individuals and families with hereditary colon cancer syndromes. Amie not only helped my family