Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling

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COUNSELING ABOUT CANCER
Strategies for Genetic Counseling
Second Edition
Katherine Schneider

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.

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"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)

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This book has been written for health care professionals who are interested in learning more about hereditary cancer syndromes and cancer genetic counseling.

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