Breast cancer resources for healthcare providers
About one in 10 women has a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer that puts her at increased risk of developing these malignancies due to underlying genetic factors. These resources provide opportunities to learn about hereditary breast cancer syndromes, how to use family history to assess risk level, genetic testing, using genetic information to inform management, and communicating with patients about genetic risk.
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Factsheet. Describes the clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome.
Genetically Related Cancers Tool. Lists the associated cancers and unique characteristics of common cancer susceptibility genes.
Cancer Risk Assessment Tool. Helps identify red flags and stratify cancer risk based on family history.
Breast Cancer Risk and Screening Guidelines Factsheet. Summarizes screening guidelines for patients at average, increased, and high genetic risk for breast cancer.
Communicating Risk Factsheet. Outlines key points to consider when communicating risk to patients.
Pretest Counseling Key Points Factsheet. Outlines key points to address during pretest counseling.
Components of a Cancer Genetic Counseling Session Factsheet. Discusses the core components of a cancer genetic counseling session.
Hereditary Cancer Management Guidelines Factsheet. Lists and links to evidence-based guidelines and professional society publications that address management of hereditary and familial cancer.
Family History Collection Tips & Tools. Provides tips, resources, and tools for family history collection in clinical practice.
Pedigree Tool. A template to record a pedigree with standard pedigree nomenclature.
Genetic Testing Methods eBook. Provides information about different genetic testing methods currently used in testing for hereditary cancer syndromes (enhanced e-book available for download).
Accessing Genetic Services Tool. Lists tools and websites to help find genetics professionals and provides patient talking points about referring to genetics.
Cancer Genetic Services in Maine and Connecticut Tool. Lists available cancer genetic services in Maine and Connecticut.
Hereditary Breast Cancer Patient and Family Resources. Provides patient resources for understanding genetic services and breast cancer genetics.
GINA Discussion Guide. Provides talking points and key information about genetic discrimination and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which protects individuals from the misuse of genetic information in health insurance and employment.
Free, self-directed programs for continuing education credit.
Learn how to identify, evaluate, and manage patients at increased risk of HBOC.
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Key features and cancer risks associated with common hereditary cancer syndromes.
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Genetic red flags checklist.
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