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Telling family that you're planning to have genetic testing (VIC)(fact sheet)

If you have been identified as having a strong family history of cancer, you may be thinking about having genetic testing, to see if you are at high risk of cancer. This information sheet aims to guide you through considerations for sharing your plans for genetic testing with other members of your family.

Year first published or reviewed: 2011

Last updated on: 09-07-2015
By: Cancer Council VIC

 

Cancer Council VIC

Cancer Council

Primary Audience / Population Groups

Specifically written for:
Men, Women
Target Group(s):
Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Focus Of Resource

Cancer Type:
Advanced cancer, Bladder cancer, Bone Cancer, Bowel / Colorectal Cancer, Brain and spinal cord tumours, Breast cancer, Cancer of unknown primary, Central nervous system, Cervical Cancer, Early Cancer, Endocrine-Other, Genital Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukaemia, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Parotid Gland, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Stomach / Oesophageal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulva cancer
Area of focus:
Diagnosis, Screening and early detection (Bowel, Breast, Cervical, Other, Prostate)

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