A 19-year-old female asked:
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my dad, his brother and his sister all died of stomach cancer before age of 42, other various cancers are on that side too.can i get genetic testin?

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Dr. Sutira Scheef
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is advised that patients with diffuse gastric cancer or a family history of gastric cancer should be referred for genetic testing. Talk to your father's oncologist for referral to generic counselor. Otherwise discuss with your PMD about genetic testing.
Answered on Feb 20, 2016

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