Last week we held a Tweet Chat with our amazing co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman to hear what our community had to say on the issue of genetic testing in minors. This is a controversial topic with no easy answers, and we were thrilled with the great turnout and information shared. Here are the highlights:
Question 1: Is genetic testing children generally a bad idea or a good idea for hereditary cancer syndromes? Why?
Question 2: Which hereditary cancer syndromes are the exceptions to this? Why?
Question 3: What factors do we need to consider with the genetic testing of children?