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Genetic counseling

Genetic counseling provides information and support about certain hereditary conditions. Your counselor will collect your family history, determine your level of risk and recommend further testing as needed.

Genetic counselors in San Antonio

In some instances, compared to the general population, you or a relative may be at a higher risk for cancer and other critical illnesses. You deserve to know.

Learning that you or a loved one possesses a higher risk for developing a serious disease can be overwhelming, but at Methodist Healthcare, our dedicated genetic counselors help you understand your test results and provide care, support and education so you can gain further insight. They may also guide you through any necessary follow-up physical exams, laboratory tests or other studies.

Cancer risk assessment for patients and their families

  • Family medical history, who has had a cancer diagnosis, what type of cancer, and age of diagnosis
  • Personal health history
  • Due to the complexity of the information, you will be provided general information about genetics
  • What cancer risks you and your family may have so you can be proactive with your healthcare decisions
  • Your genetic testing options

Our genetic counselor(s) are highly trained and certified to assure the utmost in health education and support for you and your family.

As with all medical records, any information shared between you and your healthcare professional is confidential and no information will be shared with anyone without your authorization.

Genetic counselor

Christi Arreguin, MS, CGC

Christi Arreguin received her undergraduate degree in biomedical science at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi and her master’s degree in genetic counseling at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is certified to provide genetic counseling services by the American Board of Genetic Counselors. Christi is a strong advocate for educating patients, providing services to the community, and collaborating with other healthcare professionals to achieve the optimal patient experience. She is exclusively dedicated to provide genetic counseling services to the cancer network within Methodist Healthcare.

Please reach out to your physician if you or someone in your family would like to be referred to our genetic counselor for evaluation.