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Counseling About Cancer. Strategies for Genetic Counseling. Edition No. 4

  • Book
  • 480 Pages
  • February 2023
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ID: 5653987
A key resource for all genetic counselors and other healthcare providers, this comprehensive reference has been completely updated and reorganized for its fourth edition

Inherited genetic mutations contribute significantly to the onset of some cancers. Over 50 hereditary cancer predisposition genes have been identified by researchers, such as the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes which are associated with breast and ovarian cancers. Testing for these genes can be a powerful tool in assessing individual cancer risk and creating robust medical plans, but this can also be a complex process, with personal and familial factors carrying real emotional weight. As such, genetic counseling for patients and their families before and during the process of genetic testing can be critical.

Counseling about Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling is the only comprehensive resource available for clinicians and cancer genetic counselors who want to understand and apply these dimensions of patient care. This updated and reorganized edition provides detailed information designed to be incorporated in a variety of clinical and health-care contexts. Updated with the latest guidance and research, it promises to continue as the indispensable guide to this challenging subject.

Readers of the fourth edition of Counseling about Cancer will also find: - New chapters analyzing pediatric cancer syndromes, genetic testing technology, and more - Increased focus on gynecological cancer syndromes and related genes - Detailed case studies to reinforce themes of each chapter

Counseling about Cancer is a useful reference for genetic counselors and other healthcare providers looking to familiarize themselves with best practices of patient counseling and care.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1            Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Chapter 2            Gastrointestinal Cancer Syndromes

Chapter 3            Breast and Gynecological Cancer Syndromes

Chapter 4            Rare Cancer Predisposition Syndromes

Chapter 5            Pediatric Cancer Counseling and Syndromes

Chapter 6            Cancer Family Histories (collection and interpretation)

Chapter 7            Cancer Risk Assessment and Risk Models

Chapter 8            Cancer Genetic Testing Technologies

Chapter 9            Pre- and Post- Test Cancer Genetic Counseling

Chapter 10          Cancer Genetic Patients with Special Considerations

Chapter 11         Psychosocial Issues in Cancer Counseling

Chapter 12         Ethical Issues in Cancer Counseling


Anu Chittenden Kristen Mahoney Shannon Katherine A. Schneider Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachussetts.