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Genetic counseling considerations for men with prostate cancer
Department of Clinical Cancer Genetics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Oct  2019 (Vol.  26, Issue  52, Pages( 40 - 41)
PMID: 31629428


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  • Genetic counseling for men with prostate cancer has unique considerations. While the main components of the genetic counseling session are similar to other indications, specific attention to penetrance differences among hereditary cancer genes for male versus female-related cancer risks and future cancer surveillance among prostate cancer patients should be included. Limitations in discerning the contribution to prostate cancer and risks to relatives dependent on specific gene mutations, or absence of identifiable genetic cause, must be reviewed.