Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling

Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling

by Katherine A. Schneider
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118119914
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
537,853
File size:
3 MB

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Patricia T. Kelly
Katherine Schneider has provided a valuable resource for all health professionals who seek and provide information about hereditary cancer risks. Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling is wide-ranging, clear, and highly accessible. (Patricia T. Kelly, Ph.D., Cancer Risk Assessment)
Katherine Schneider
This book has been written for health care professionals who are interested in learning more about hereditary cancer syndromes and cancer genetic counseling. (From the Author Katherine Schneider)
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"If you are counseling patients about cancer, this book belongs on your bookshelf. From student to healthcare professional, novice to expert, Katherine Schneider's book offers essential information about the clinical and genetic aspects of cancer, valuable guidance in risk assessment and helpful strategies for counseling patients. Katherine Schneider's succinct summaries of hereditary cancer syndromes and tables will be of great benefit in generating differential diagnoses, determining genetic testing options and what cancer screening is indicated. The case examples nicely tie together key concepts, address ethical dilemmas, illustrate the nuances of counseling and the psychological impact information has on patients and their families. "Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling" is truly a landmark book in this rapidly evolving field." —Wendy Uhlmann, M.S., University of Michigan

"Counseling about Cancer, 2nd Edition by Katherine Schneider is an essential text for all genetic counselors and health professionals working with cancer genetic programs. It is a 'must read' for all genetic counseling programs, faculty and students. The information is presented in a clear, logical order beginning with cancer epidemiology and ending with its application to predisposition testing. Inclusion of ESLI issues along with a practical framework to the approach of the cancer genetics family enables the reader to see the many dimensions of both the science and art of complex yet common diseases." (Elizabeth Gettig, University of Pittsburgh)

"Katherine Schneider has provided a valuable resource for all health professionals who seek and provide information about hereditary cancer risks. Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling is wide-ranging, clear, and highly accessible." ( Patricia T. Kelly, Ph.D., Cancer Risk Assessment)

Elizabeth Gettig
"Counseling about Cancer, 2nd Edition by Katherine Schneider is an essential text for all genetic counselors and health professionals working with cancer genetic programs. It is a 'must read' for all genetic counseling programs, faculty and students. The information is presented in a clear, logical order beginning with cancer epidemiology and ending with its application to predisposition testing. Inclusion of ESLI issues along with a practical framework to the approach of the cancer genetics family enables the reader to see the many dimensions of both the science and art of complex yet common diseases." (Elizabeth Gettig, University of Pittsburgh)
Wendy R. Uhlmann
If you are counseling patients about cancer, this book belongs on your bookshelf. From student to healthcare professional, novice to expert, Katherine Schneider's book offers essential information about the clinical and genetic aspects of cancer, valuable guidance in risk assessment and helpful strategies for counseling patients. Katherine Schneider's succinct summaries of hereditary cancer syndromes and tables will be of great benefit in generating differential diagnoses, determining genetic testing options and what cancer screening is indicated. The case examples nicely tie together key concepts, address ethical dilemmas, illustrate the nuances of counseling and the psychological impact information has on patients and their families. "Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling" is truly a landmark book in this rapidly evolving field. (Wendy Uhlmann, M.S., University of Michigan)

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