CANCER GENETIC CONSULTATION
Most cancers result from combination of genetic, environmental, and hormonal factors. About 5-10% of cancers are caused by a strong genetic predisposition or susceptibility to cancer due to a genetic variant in a high risk cancer gene. A cancer genetic consultation can help clarify your personal risks for cancer, genetic testing options available to you and/or your family members and further steps to either reduce or manage your risks of cancer. Dr Liani works closely with and supports genetic counsellors providing cancer genetic counselling services in South Africa.
Cancer in infants, children or adults which is or could be part of a broader cancer predisposition or genetic syndrome, e.g. neurofibromatosis type I or II, tuberous sclerosis, Von Hippel Lindau syndrome, MEN I/II syndrome, Fanconi anemia and other defects of DNA repair, Beckwith Wiedeman syndrome, Cowden syndrome (PTEN hamartoma tumour syndrome), hereditary nevoid basal cell carcinoma (Gorlin) syndrome etc.
Cancer genetic testing detecting a genetic cause of cancer which is unexpected, unusually complex or requiring correlation with clinical features to confirm the diagnosis and management plan.