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Genes, genetic counseling and disparities in endometrial cancer

https://www.facingourrisk.org/XRAY/genetics-of-endometrial-cancer
Full article: https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.35071

Endometrial cancer is on the rise, and it can run in families. Genetic counseling has benefits for people with cancer and their family members. However, Black women with endometrial cancer more often have worse outcomes than white women.  Black women with endometrial cancer who test positive for an inherited mutation are less likely to see a genetic counselor. Given these disparities, Black women would benefit from better access to and referrals for genetic counseling. (Posted 12/14/23)

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