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Cancer Genetics in the Clinic: The Challenges and Responsibilities of Counseling and Treating Women at Risk

  • Robin L. Bennett
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Part of the Cancer Genetics book series (CANGENETICS)

Abstract

Genetic counseling is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. This process integrates:

Keywords

Genetic Testing Genetic Counseling Lynch Syndrome Cancer Syndrome Founder Mutation 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The outline for this chapter has appeared in the chapters titled “Genetic Counseling” written by the author in Runge et al. (eds), Principles and Practice of Molecular Medicine, 2nd edition) [14] and Lynch and Farmer (eds), Neurogenetics, Scientific and Clinical Advances [30].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Medical GeneticsUniversity of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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