When you go to the genetics clinic you will meet a genetics specialist.
The meeting will last between 30–60 minutes. The genetics specialist will draw up a simple family tree. It will show all your close blood relatives and their illnesses.
The genetics specialist will use this to assess your risk of developing cancer.
You’ll be able to discuss whether a genetic test might be appropriate for you. They will also explain the benefits and limitations of genetic testing.
We have a video of a genetic counsellor. In it she explains genetic counselling and the issues around genetics and cancer.