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Other Considerations
Read about different genes that are linked to hereditary cancer, their associated risks and guidelines for screening, preventing and treating cancers in people with inherited mutations in these genes.

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Other Considerations for People with MUTYH Inherited Mutations

Because of the high lifetime risk of cancer with MAP, people with a MUTYH mutation of reproductive age may wish to speak with a genetics expert to discuss carrier screening for their partner, prior to having children. There are options using assisted reproduction technology and preimplantation genetic diagnosis when both parents carry a MUTYH mutation to select embryos that are free of mutations in both copies of their MUTYH. 

Last updated February 13, 2022