Chapter 5 - Risks and Management Recommendations for Specific Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

Suzanne M. Mahon

Chapter 5 summarizes many of the more commonly seen hereditary cancer syndromes. Each description includes information about the gene(s) associated with the syndrome, known risks and the magnitude of risk (when available), recommended screening and prevention strategies, any other unique information about the hereditary cancer syndrome, and the age to test individuals. This general information will be helpful to nurses so that they can reinforce to patients the information about cancer risk and the importance of testing in their family, as well as to ascertain whether recommendations for cancer prevention and early detection are performed.


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