by Shana Coker, ARNP, MSN

When it comes to cancer genetics, most people know that a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer is a good reason to seek genetic counseling. However, there are many other cancers that may be associated with genes that are not functioning properly. Cancers of the colon, prostate, uterus, esophagus, kidney, and stomach may also be reason to ask about genetic counseling. Another cancer that should raise a red flag is pancreatic cancer.

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