Understanding the past. Empowering your future.
You, your family, and hereditary cancer.
@2013 Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Unit, University of Illinois at Chicago
840 S. Wood Street (MC 716), Chicago. IL 60612 · Phone (312) 413-
Last Update: 10/22/2013
What is Genetic Counseling?
A genetic consultation is a health service that provides information and support to people who have, or may be at risk for, genetic disorders. During a consultation, a genetics professional meets with an individual or family to discuss genetic risks or to diagnose, confirm, or rule out a genetic condition. Genetics professionals include medical geneticists (doctors who specialize in genetics) and genetic counselors (certified healthcare workers with experience in medical genetics and counseling).
Consultations usually take place in a doctor’s office, hospital, genetics center,
or other type of medical center. These meetings are most often in-
We provide comprehensive state-
|Xavier Llor, MD, PhD|
|Areas of Specialization|
|Join The Team|
|Referring a Patient|
|Genetics and Cancer|
|Is This For Me?|
|What is Genetic Counseling?|
|Becoming a Patient|
|Location & Directions|
|Genetic Basis of Cancer|
|Genes and DNA|