Familial Breast Cancer: Genetic Testing
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Peshkin, B. N. and Lerman, C. E. 2006. Familial Breast Cancer: Genetic Testing. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Mutations in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 account for most cases of hereditary breast cancer. The process of genetic counseling helps prepare individuals for the complex medical and psychosocial issues raised by genetic testing.
- genetic counseling;
- genetic testing;
- hereditary breast/ovarian cancer;
- cancer genetics;
- predictive testing;
- prophylactic surgery