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A: The general belief is that it makes sense to offer genetic testing to children in families with hereditary cancer syndromes when there are health issues that pertain to children and there are medical management options available to help detect, prevent, or treat these issues.
Reference:JCO, Vol. 21, Issue 12 (June 15), 2003: 2397-2406
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