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A: Planning to have children can raise many questions and concerns. Often, individuals with hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes worry about passing the condition down to their children. The level of concern varies among couples and may even differ between partners. Factors that can play a role in reproductive decision-making for couples might include:
There are several different reproductive options available to you, which are described below:
The above described methods all involve benefits and risks which should be reviewed with the appropriate expert. If you are interested in discussing these (and any other) methods in greater detail, we would be happy to provide you with appropriate referrals.
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Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention
Dana-Farber's Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention offers advanced genetic tests to determine whether individuals are at risk for inherited forms of cancer.