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Should you meet with a genetics counselor?

Should you meet with a genetics counselor?

The following red flags may indicate you should consult with a genetics counselor:

• You have several relatives with cancer.

• You have a personal or family history of rare or unusual cancer, such as male breast cancer of medullary thyroid cancer.

• You or a family member has multiple primary cancers of the same or related types.

• You have a personal or family history of cancer under the age of 50.

• You have five or more colonic polyps.

• You have two or more biologically related first, second or third-degree relatives on the same side of the family with the same or related cancers.

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