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Hereditary cancers in children and ethical and psychosocial implications

Publication year
2000
Author(s)
MacDonald, D. J.; Lessick, M.
Pages
217-25
Volume
15
Number
4

This article describes the application of genetic testing of children for hereditary cancers and the resultant ethical and psychosocial implications. Basic cancer genetics concepts are reviewed. Specific hereditary cancers that may affect children are described along with case examples and recommendations for nursing practice.

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