Ethics, Genetic Testing, and Counseling: A Patient Guide

Genetic testing and counseling is a rapidly growing and fascinating field of medicine. Though testing is relatively new, it has been the topic of many government policies and practices involving genetics and testing for various conditions like sickle cell anemia.   Every newly developed genetic test brings several issues regarding health, medicine, and social policy … Continued

Gynecologic Oncology Procedures and Cancers: A Complete List

Cancers of the female reproductive system or gynecologic cancers are rare. However, all women have a risk of developing gynecologic cancer, which increases with age. Gynecologic cancer can be treated, but treatment is more effective if the cancer is diagnosed early.  Gynecologic oncology is the medical field that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of … Continued

Genetic Testing and Counseling for Cancer: What We Test For

Genetic counseling and testing are sensible, accessible ways to evaluate future risks and medical needs if you have a history of cancer in your family. Genetic counseling can help you to make educated decisions regarding genetic testing. Genetic testing looks for DNA changes that can influence your medical care needs.  Genetic counseling provides information regarding … Continued