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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. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Genetic counselling
You will need to have a genetic counselling.
They will be able to tell you your risk for possible genetic abnormality/syndrome and what tests you would need to have. There is no a standard set of genetics tests -all will depend on your family history of cancer.

In brief: Genetic counselling
You will need to have a genetic counselling.
They will be able to tell you your risk for possible genetic abnormality/syndrome and what tests you would need to have. There is no a standard set of genetics tests -all will depend on your family history of cancer.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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