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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 Medical Concerns for People with Inherited Mutations

Because of the high lifetime risk and early onset of cancer with , people of reproductive age may wish to speak with a fertility expert prior to having children. There are options using assisted reproduction technology and preimplantation genetic diagnosis for parents to select embryos that are free of an inherited  mutation. 

Research shows that people with  are sensitive to the effects of radiation. Experts recommend that people with avoid radiation exposure as much as possible.

Last updated March 19, 2022