Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling

Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling

by Katherine A. Schneider

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

About the Author

Katherine Schneider received her Master's Degree in Public Health from Yale University School of Medicine in 1986 and was certified as a genetic counselor by the American Board of Medical Genetics in 1987. She has almost 20 years' experience as a genetic counselor and has been a cancer genetic counselor for the past 13 years. She is currently the Senior Genetic Counselor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, which has active high risk clinics and predictive testing programs.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD, XI

PREFACE, XIII

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, XV

CHAPTER 1: CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY, 1

CHAPTER 2: CANCER DETECTION AND TREATMENT, 23

CHAPTER 3: CANCER BIOLOGY, 47

CHAPTER 4: HEREDITARY CANCER SYNDROMES, 75

CHAPTER 5: ALL ABOUT BREAST CANCER, 151

CHAPTER 6: ALL ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER, 187

CHAPTER 7: COLLECTING AND INTERPRETING CANCER HISTORIES, 221

CHAPTER 8: CANCER RISK COMMUNICATION, 267

CHAPTER 9: GENETIC TESTING AND COUNSELING, 309

CHAPTER 10: PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CANCER COUNSELING, 357

CHAPTER 11: ETHICAL ISSUES IN CANCER GENETIC COUNSELING, 409

APPENDIX A: SPECIFIC TUMOR TYPES AND ASSOCIATED SYNDROMES, 445

APPENDIX B: REVIEW OF BASIC PEDIGREE SYMBOLS, 457

INDEX, 459

What People are Saying About This

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)

From the Publisher

"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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