I Want to See a Genetic Counselor -- How Do I Make That Happen?
Imagine that a close female relative has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Or, maybe you're pregnant and your doctor has ordered genetic tests but you don't really understand why.
The sudden loss of a loved one -- a child, parent, sibling -- is a devastating event and leaves survivors not only shocked and grieving, but wanting answers. Below are some frequently asked questions about this difficult situation.
My mom comes from a big Italian family and she had lots of cousins around growing up, but she and my dad moved to Texas after they got married and over the years she has lost touch with many of them. Dad died suddenly a few years ago