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Questions on genetics, family history & breast cancer.
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|9/29/2010||I have appointments tomorrow at Hopkins with a breast surgeon and a plastic surgeon. What are the chances of me getting a genetic counseling appt on this short notice as well?|
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|9/30/2010||it would be difficult to get a genetics counseling appt on such short notice. these appts are usually 2-3 hours in length. see connie ziegfeld when you come to the breast center. she may be able to give you some information as she is part of the genetics team as well as one of our breast center nurses. she can also contact the genetics office to see about getting your an appt in the near future. the genetics doctors will want to have a family tree from you for 3 generations of all of the various types of cancers your family members have had on both mother and father's side.|
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