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I'm a 34 yr old female. My 63 y/o mother has colon cancer. Should i seek genetic testing? What are the pros/cons re: the genetic testing for me?

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In brief: Screening yes

But not genetic testing, just having one family member is not an indication for genetic testing, how ever with that history you should have screening colonoscopy on regular basis.
Good luck.

In brief: Screening yes

But not genetic testing, just having one family member is not an indication for genetic testing, how ever with that history you should have screening colonoscopy on regular basis.
Good luck.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
I agree. Just make sure there are no other family members with cancer (not just colon) that may point to an inherited cancer trait.
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