A must-have resource for any genetic counselor, this book offers a completely updated look at the issues related to counseling about cancer. It will help the reader assimilate complex and rapidly changing data on the hereditary risk of cancer.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Cancer Epidemiology. Cancer Detection, Treatment, and Prevention. Cancer Biology. Hereditary Cancer Syndromes. Cancer Sites and Associated Syndromes. Collection and Interpretation of Cancer Histories. The Cancer Genetic Counseling Session. Psychological Aspects of Cancer Counseling. Predisposition Testing and Counseling. The Ethical Issues. Appendix A: Review of Basic Genetics Principles. Appendix B: Review of Basic Pedigree Symbols. Index.