An Overview of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

Authors

  • Edith Caroline Smith CNM, MSN, WHCNP


Edith Caroline Smith, CNM, MSN, WHCNP, 2531 Bungalow Place, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625. E-mail: edsmith@myriad.com

Abstract

Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome is an inherited condition that women's health care providers are likely to encounter in their practices. Persons affected by this disorder have extremely high risks for developing cancer. This article provides a definition and overview of the syndrome, including cancer prevention/risk reduction strategies and resources available for patients and providers.

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