Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling / Edition 2 by Katherine A. Schneider | 9780471370369 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling / Edition 2

Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling / Edition 2

by Katherine A. Schneider
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471370363

ISBN-13: 9780471370369

Pub. Date: 11/01/2001

Publisher: Wiley

COUNSELING ABOUT CANCER
Strategies for Genetic Counseling
Second Edition
Katherine Schneider

Counseling About Cancer is the comprehensive resource to help genetic counselors and other health care providers effectively assist patients and families through the emotional difficulties of managing hereditary cancer. Now, in its Second Edition, extensive

Overview

COUNSELING ABOUT CANCER
Strategies for Genetic Counseling
Second Edition
Katherine Schneider

Counseling About Cancer is the comprehensive resource to help genetic counselors and other health care providers effectively assist patients and families through the emotional difficulties of managing hereditary cancer. Now, in its Second Edition, extensive revisions have been made to include up-to-date coverage of the medical and psychological issues surrounding cancer risk counseling, including the major hereditary cancer syndromes, components of cancer risk counseling sessions, and predisposition testing sessions.

In providing single-source coverage of this emerging field, this easy-to-use reference presents:
* Clinical features of 30 cancer syndromes
* Tables listing major cancer syndromes by cancer type
* Pedigrees illustrating the features of cancer syndromes as well as other family issues
* Practical advice on a range of responsibilities from collecting and interpreting histories to judging potential ethical dilemmas
* An ample number of detailed case studies

Counseling About Cancer is an essential reference for genetic counselors, physicians, and nurses working in clinical cancer services or oncology departments, genetic counseling students, and other health care professionals who need current, inclusive facts on genetic counseling at their fingertips.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471370369
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
3.90(w) x 3.90(h) x 0.35(d)

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.

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