Genetic testing for cancer offers a thorough base of information about genetics explanations of what is and is not known about cancer genetics and descriptions of the genetic counseling process but most importantly this volume extensively reviews the psychological problems and dilemmas that patients concerned about hereditary cancer experience. Request pdf on researchgate on jun 1 2005 june a peters and others published genetic testing for cancer psychological approaches for helping patients and families. To help patients with concerns about inherited predisposition to cancer and genetic testing mental health professionals need to understand the psychological issues patients and families experience when they confront the prospect of learning what fate has dealt them through their genes. The psychological risks and benefits of genetic test results for people who are already diagnosed with a cancer results of genetic testing may help them make decisions about their treatment and understand their risk for other cancers and evaluating the effects of advertising of these tests on patients providers and the health care . Patenaude is the author of the book genetic testing for cancer psychological approaches to helping patients and families published by apa in 2005 and prophylactic mastectomy insights
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