Patient Comments: Genetic Counseling - Geneticist or Other Specialist

Question:

What influenced your decision to see a geneticist or other specialist? Please share your story. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Confused [email protected], 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

I’m a 47-year-old female. I just found out that my biological father is my grandfather, and my great grandfather. Great grandmother and great grandfather had my grandmother, and 80 years ago he raped my grandmother, and that produced my mother. A little over 47 years ago he then raped my mother, that produced me. I was told that he was 1/2 Cherokee, not sure if that’s true, haven’t gotten much information, just enough to believe it’s true. That’s why I decided to see a geneticist to test my DNA. Thank you for reading this.

Comment from: Hasol, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 30

I needed advice on my niece who is 10 years and a sickle cell patient.

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