How long will your appointment be?
On the day of your telephone appointment, the genetic counsellor will call you. If you have a virtual appointment, join from somewhere that is private, where others cannot overhear you. Please have your health card near you for the call so that the genetic counsellor can confirm your personal health information. Your appointment may take up to 60 minutes.
We do our best to stay on time. Unfortunately, your appointment may be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. If possible, try to make sure your arrangements for things like babysitting, elder care and parking can accommodate a longer than usual appointment.
What to Bring
Please bring to your appointment:
Genetic testing results and consultation letters
If you or a family member have had genetic testing or a genetic consultation before, bring the test results and consultation letters.
If you have pathology reports about any cancer you or other family members have had, bring them with you. (
Pathologists write reports describing the cancer. These reports may include the size of the tumour, the appearance and behaviour of the cancer cells and any special characteristics of the cancer cells.)
Questions to ask
You may wish to bring a list of questions to your appointment to help you remember everything you want to ask.
When You Arrive
When you arrive, check in at the reception desk at the Gynecology clinic on the 5th floor of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. You will need your OHIP card.
How Long Will Your Appointment Be?
First appointments can take up to 1 hour. After your visit to the clinic, you may also go to the
Blood Collection Lab for blood tests.
We do our best to stay on time. Unfortunately, your appointment may be delayed by unforeseen circumstances. We recommend that you come prepared for delays. For example, make sure your arrangements for things like babysitting, elder care and parking can accommodate a longer than usual appointment.