Hereditary Gynecologic Cancer: Risk, Prevention and Management

1st Edition

Karen H. Lu

CRC Press
Published August 26, 2008
Reference - 312 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420052879 - CAT# H5287

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Summary

Hereditary Gynecologic Cancer: Risk, Prevention and Management fills the need that exists for a book addressing highly relevant clinical issues associated with the new field of hereditary gynecologic cancers. Written with the clinician in mind, the authors will cover a broad range of topics, beginning with an overview discussing clinical relevance of hereditary ovarian and hereditary endometrial cancers. Succeeding sections will provide in-depth analyses of Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome, Lynch Syndrome, and other syndromes with gynecologic cancer components, and genetic risk assessment.

Hereditary Gynecologic Cancer: Risk, Prevention and Management:

  • is the first clinically focused reference detailing gynecologic patient management issues of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers
  • includes a practical section on genetic risk assessment and genetic testing
  • examines case studies to demonstrate management techniques and decision-making
  • provides detailed discussion of ovarian cancer screening, prevention and risk reducing surgery

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