Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1): Genetic counsellingNNeurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1): Genetic counsellingNeurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1): Genetic counsellingEnglishGeneticsChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Eyes;SkinSkin;NervesSupport, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00ZElena Pope, MD, MSc, FRCPC;Patricia Parkin, MD, FRCPC;Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACMG;Andrea Shugar, MS, CGC, CCGC10.000000000000049.0000000000000258.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Genetic counselling helps people understand genetic or inherited disorders. It can help families learn about neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and decide if testing is right for them. </p><h2>What is genetic counselling?</h2> <p>Genetic counselling helps people understand genetic or inherited disorders. Genetic counselling can also help families make informed choices about whether genetic testing is right for them. </p> <p>A genetic counsellor is trained and has experience in medical genetics and counselling.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Genetic counselling can help families learn about neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and adapt to a new diagnosis. </li> <li>Genetic counselling helps families decide if testing is right for them. </li> <li>A genetic counsellor can figure out the risk of having children with NF1, interpret and help families understand the results of genetic testing for NF1, and help families find more support and information.</li> </ul>
Neurofibromatose de type 1 (NF1) : Consultation génétiqueNNeurofibromatose de type 1 (NF1) : Consultation génétiqueNeurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1): Genetic counsellingFrenchGeneticsChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Eyes;SkinSkin;NervesSupport, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00ZElena Pope, MD, MSc, FRCPC;Patricia Parkin, MD, FRCPC;Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACMG;Andrea Shugar, MS, CGC, CCGC10.000000000000049.0000000000000258.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>La consultation génétique aide les personnes à comprendre les troubles génétiques ou héréditaires. </p><h2>Qu'est-ce que la consultation génétique?</h2> <p>La consultation génétique aide les personnes à comprendre les troubles génétiques ou héréditaires. La consultation génétique peut aussi aider les familles à faire des choix éclairés afin de déterminer si les tests génétiques leur conviennent.</p> <p>Les conseillers en génétique sont formés et ont de l'expérience dans la génétique médicale et le counseling.</p><h2>À retenirs</h2> <ul> <li>La consultation génétique peut aider les familles à découvrir la NF1 et à composer avec un nouveau diagnostic.​</li> <li>La consultation génétique aide les familles à décider si des tests leur conviennent.​</li> <li>Les conseillers en génétique peuvent déterminer les risques d'avoir des enfants atteints de NF1, interpréter et aider les familles à comprendre les résultats des tests génétiques concernant la NF1 et aider les familles à trouver davantage de soutien et de renseignements.​</li> </ul>

 

 

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1): Genetic counselling1124.00000000000Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1): Genetic counsellingNeurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1): Genetic counsellingNEnglishGeneticsChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Eyes;SkinSkin;NervesSupport, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00ZElena Pope, MD, MSc, FRCPC;Patricia Parkin, MD, FRCPC;Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACMG;Andrea Shugar, MS, CGC, CCGC10.000000000000049.0000000000000258.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Genetic counselling helps people understand genetic or inherited disorders. It can help families learn about neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and decide if testing is right for them. </p><h2>What is genetic counselling?</h2> <p>Genetic counselling helps people understand genetic or inherited disorders. Genetic counselling can also help families make informed choices about whether genetic testing is right for them. </p> <p>A genetic counsellor is trained and has experience in medical genetics and counselling.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Genetic counselling can help families learn about neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and adapt to a new diagnosis. </li> <li>Genetic counselling helps families decide if testing is right for them. </li> <li>A genetic counsellor can figure out the risk of having children with NF1, interpret and help families understand the results of genetic testing for NF1, and help families find more support and information.</li> </ul><h2>Neurofibromatosis type 1: How a genetic counsellor can help you and your family</h2> <p>If you, your partner or your child has neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) (say: noor-oh-fie-broh-muh-TOE-sis), a genetic counsellor can do the following things: </p> <ul> <li>Help you understand a new NF1 diagnosis and provide support for you and your family. The genetic counsellor will also explain where you can find more information and support. </li> <li>Explain how NF1 can be passed down in families, and figure out your risk to have children with NF1. </li> <li>Help you understand the testing options offered to you and discuss both the benefits and limits of genetic testing. The genetic counsellor can help you decide if genetic testing is right for you and your family. </li> <li>Explain what tests are available for you, if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant. </li> <li>Can interpret and help families understand the results of genetic testing for NF1.</li> </ul> <p>Ask your doctor about a referral for genetic counselling.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/neurofibromatosis_genetic_counselling.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/neurofibromatosis_genetic_counselling.jpgNeurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1): Genetic counselling

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