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Explaining genetics can be very difficult.
Talking with teenagers with familial adenomatous polyposis can be a challenge.
Autosomal dominant disorder characterised by polyposis and colorectal cancer. Inheritance pattern and genetic testing are discussed but also treatment and cancer prevention are part of the genetic counselling session.
A genetic disorder resulted in a child with congenital malformations. This condition was caused by a genetic fault so the parents are informed that it was not caused by infections during the pregnancy or other potential teratogens.
Family members at risk are usually contacted and informed by the family member who has been to the clinic. It is important to discuss this at the genetic counselling session. If the patient does not want to inform other family members it could cause a dilemma. Sometimes the consultant can contact fa ...
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