Show Summary Details
Page of

Genetic counselling about cancer predisposition 

Genetic counselling about cancer predisposition
Genetic counselling about cancer predisposition

Chris Jacobs

, Eshika Haque

, and Gillian Scott

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 12 July 2020

Individuals from families with a known cancer-predisposing gene mutation and those who are assessed to be at high risk of cancer or who have complex cancer family histories may be referred to a genetics clinic. Genetic testing for cancer predisposition raises many complex and challenging issues for the individual seen in the clinic and for their relatives. After studying this chapter readers should understand the process of genetic counselling for cancer predisposition, be able to discuss the psychological impact of genetic testing for individuals with and at risk of cancer, consider the guidelines and implications of genetic testing in childhood and be aware of the reproductive choices available for individuals with a cancer-predisposing gene mutation.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.