A 37-year-old member asked:
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is there a standard set of genetics tests for a person who has 2-3 close family members with cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No single test: Even in persons with multiple family members with cancer, there is not a single genetic test that can pick up different cancers. There are specific tests for some cancers, e.g., colon cancer. Almost all genetic tests require expert consultation.
Answered on Mar 18, 2012

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