Families with hereditary syndrome

author/s: Dr Dolores Maluenda Colomer


What should one do when colorectal cancer is suspected?

You should seek medical advice to undergo a risk assessment.

 

Who decides which family members to test?

The specialist doctor.

 

Why is it necessary to have a genetic test?

Because the test attempts to identify people who are highly likely to present associated genetic alterations. If we know who is more at risk, we will be able to do a proper preventive follow up at short term in order to detect any possible alteration at long term.