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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



genetic counseling  listen  (jeh-NEH-tik KOWN-suh-ling)

  A communication process between a specially trained health professional and a person concerned about the genetic risk of disease. The person's family and personal medical history may be discussed, and counseling may lead to genetic testing.