Identifying hereditary cancer: genetic counseling and cancer risk assessment.

@article{Lewis2014IdentifyingHC,
  title={Identifying hereditary cancer: genetic counseling and cancer risk assessment.},
  author={Kimberly Marie Lewis},
  journal={Current problems in cancer},
  year={2014},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={216-25}
}
The goal of cancer genetic counseling, risk assessment, and testing is to identify individuals and families at risk for hereditary cancer, such that targeted management strategies can be used to reduce associated morbidity and mortality. Involvement of a qualified cancer genetic service provider helps to ensure that at-risk individuals identified and offered appropriate education, risk assessment, genetic testing, and follow-up risk management strategies. There are multiple screening and… CONTINUE READING