(718) 226-6230

256 Mason Avenue, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, New York 10305

Preparing for your visit

At Staten Island University Hospital, we believe in the benefits of genetic counseling for certain patients, particularly those with a family history of inherited cancers. Not all types of cancer are passed from one generation to the next, but genetics can be a major factor in early detection for effective treatment. To make the most of the genetic counseling process, use the following tips to get prepared with appropriate information and questions.

  • Learn about your family history:
    • What family members have had cancer?
    • What type of cancer were they diagnosed with?
    • What type(s) of treatment did they receive?
    • At what age were they diagnosed?
  • Gather any pathology reports you may have regarding your personal diagnosis and/or family members' diagnoses of cancer.
  • If you or a family member have already had genetic testing, please bring a copy of the results to your appointment.
  • Create a list of questions you may have for the genetic counselor.

If you have any questions regarding your upcoming appointment, please contact us at (718) 226-6230.

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(718) 226-6230

Please call us to make an appointment or to learn more about our genetic counseling services.

256 Mason Avenue , 2nd Floor
Staten Island, New York 10305
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