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Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-11991-4
496 pages
October 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Important scientific discoveries and ever-changing guidelines for how to identify and manage patients with hereditary cancer syndromes are constantly evolving. This Third Edition of Counseling About Cancer is completely updated and expanded to feature five entirely new chapters on breast cancer, colon cancer, other solid tumors, clients and families, and genetic test results and follow-up. This is the only reference and clinical book on the market for cancer genetics counselors and other healthcare providers who must quickly assimilate complex and ever-changing data on the hereditary risk for cancer.
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FOREWORD, XI

PREFACE, XIII

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, XV

CHAPTER 1: CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY, 1

CHAPTER 2: CANCER DETECTION AND TREATMENT, 23

CHAPTER 3: CANCER BIOLOGY, 47

CHAPTER 4: HEREDITARY CANCER SYNDROMES, 75

CHAPTER 5: ALL ABOUT BREAST CANCER, 151

CHAPTER 6: ALL ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER, 187

CHAPTER 7: COLLECTING AND INTERPRETING CANCER HISTORIES, 221

CHAPTER 8: CANCER RISK COMMUNICATION, 267

CHAPTER 9: GENETIC TESTING AND COUNSELING, 309

CHAPTER 10: PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CANCER COUNSELING, 357

CHAPTER 11: ETHICAL ISSUES IN CANCER GENETIC COUNSELING, 409

APPENDIX A: SPECIFIC TUMOR TYPES AND ASSOCIATED SYNDROMES, 445

APPENDIX B: REVIEW OF BASIC PEDIGREE SYMBOLS, 457

INDEX, 459

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