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Monitoring disease

Genetic Testing

Genetic counseling before and after genetic testing is very important.  Genetic testing plays an important role in identifying who is at risk for certain disease, who is at risk for more aggressive disease and often genetic testing can play a critical role in determining the best and most effective treatment options.  In prostate cancer specifically, identifying genetic mutations of inherited prostate cancer has implications for a man's risk of prostate cancer, the risk of more aggressive disease and to personalize treatment options.  Additionally, their may be an impact on families, if certain gene mutations are found it may be important that family members are also tested.