Cancer Genetics – Counselling Service in Ireland?

Coming to terms with a genetic predisposition to cancer in the family can leave a person with many questions. What does this mean for me? What does this mean for my child? Will my family be affected?

Is Ireland geared up to cater for the current and future demand in this area?

Is the Profession recognised in Ireland???

Do we provide training in Ireland???

Are counsellors registered in Ireland???

This article was written in 2019…has anything changed? @donnellystephen

“There are just 16 genetic counsellors working publicly and privately in Ireland…. Cancer Genetics Service at St James’s Hospital employs three trained genetic counsellors…..”


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