Genetic Counseling

  • Marie Met-Domestici
  • Anne E. MurphyEmail author
Part of the Principles of Specialty Nursing book series (PSN)


In this chapter, we describe briefly the cancer genetics field. Basic notions of genetics and mode of inheritance will be summarized first, in order to introduce clinical cancer genetic assessment and, finally, genetic counseling that should go along with any genetic testing.


Cancer genetics Assessment Genetic counselling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Hospital of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.University Hospital of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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