COUNSELING ABOUT CANCER
Strategies for Genetic Counseling
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.