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Licensed Mental Health Counselor | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
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recommended she be ready to deal with cancer.
“My doctor 20 years ago said, ‘We’re just going to
assume you’ve got a mutated gene and we’re going
to prepare for it,’ ” she said. “That’s really what’s
been in my head for 20 years.”
While a serum to end cancer remains elusive,
fighting cancer through genetics provides hope for
many. This year, Withrow added genetic testing to
her diagnostic regimen.
“Twenty years ago, genetic testing looked very
different, so we didn’t go down that path,” she said.
“I was counseled by my GI doctor and, in his
professional opinion, there was not a lot of benefit
to genetic testing at the time. It was very expensive.
It wasn’t covered by insurance.”
Fast forward 20 years, genetic testing and counseling
have evolved radically.
“This year I was referred to genetic counseling,
learned how far it’s come, what you can do with it,
learned that it was covered by insurance, and by
law, and there are therapeutic options based on the
results, so I saw a lot of benefits just for having the
test,” Withrow said.
Dulay, who is also an advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner, assists patients in making
informed decisions from results of the genetic testing.
Dr. Gloria Rivera King
Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
Individual & Couples Counseling Services
Do you want to:
• Learn how to reconnect as a couple?
• Improve your relationship even though
your other half won’t come to therapy?
• Work on affair recovery?
• Learn how to assert yourself without the guilt?
• Put yourself first & feel good about it?
• Figure out who you are & what you want out of life?
Want help with something else? Give me a
call or visit my website and email me.
321-956-9477 | DoctorGloriaRiveraKing.com | Drgrking@me.com
2328 Medico Lane, Melbourne 32940 - Northeast corner of Stadium Pwy. & Wickham Rd.
(Located inside the professional center)