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Cancer and Genetic Counseling

  • Brandie Heald
  • James M. Church
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Abstract

All cancer is genetic. Cancer is a disease caused by an accumulation of genetic damage that interferes with the regulation of cell growth, differentiation, and death. Most cancer-causing genetic damage is acquired either due to environmental exposures, carcinogens, or chance.

Keywords

Genetic Testing Genetic Counselor Deleterious Mutation Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Genetic Discrimination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Genomic Medicine Institute and the Sanford R. Weiss Center for Hereditary Colorectal NeoplasioCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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