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Reducing the risk of cancer. Introduction 

Reducing the risk of cancer. Introduction
Reducing the risk of cancer. Introduction

Chris Jacobs

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date: 02 August 2021

Advances in surgical techniques, knowledge about chemoprevention and the growing evidence of a survival benefit mean that for individuals at high risk of hereditary cancer there are a growing number of medical and surgical options available for reducing cancer risk. However, significant psychological and physical morbidity is associated with both chemoprevention and surgery and it is essential that the health benefits of risk-reducing surgery and other measures outweigh the long-term health and quality of life costs. A multidisciplinary approach, including health professionals in cancer care, psychology and genetics, is vital to informed decision-making for individuals at high risk who are considering these measures.

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