Although we have learned so much about genetics in the past few decades, there is still a lot of information we don’t know. And unfortunately, the amount of information we don’t know is greater for some groups of people than for others.
At Insight, we have the pleasure of helping to train the next generation of genetic counselors. With today being the first annual Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, we wanted to ask our current interns why they are so excited to join the field of genetic counseling and how they got to where they are today.
We asked some of our genetic counselors how they would describe being a genetic counselor and why they love their job.
A positive BRCA 1 or 2 diagnosis brings about its uncertainties for anyone. But learning you have a hereditary cancer syndrome at a younger age, i.e. before reaching certain "life milestones", can put your fears about your future health into overdrive. So what are you to do? Experienced cancer genetic counselor Taya Fallen, MS, LCGC has some sage advice.
This month, we recognize Ovarian Cancer Awareness and encourage you to learn about ovarian cancer symptoms and understand the inheritance risk for this disease.