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Number Number 727, January 2018

ABSTRACT: “Cascade testing” refers to the performance of genetic counseling and testing in blood relatives of individuals who have been identified with specific genetic mutations. Testing protocols and other interventions may save lives and improve health and quality of life for these family members. Obstetrician–gynecologists should know who is eligible for cascade testing and should use all available resources to ensure that cascade testing is offered and occurs in a timely manner. Despite the clear health benefits for specific populations and individuals, obstetrician–gynecologists should ...

December 2017

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SP178 La mamografía y otras pruebas de detección de problemas en los senos The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N Problemas Ginecológicos • SP178 L a mayoría de los problemas en los senos no son de cuidado, pero algunos pueden ser graves. El más grave, el cáncer del seno, es una de las principales causas de muerte en las mujeres debido a cáncer. Las pruebas de detección se usan para descubrir enfermedades en personas que no presentan signos ni síntomas. De esta manera es posible administrar tratamiento en las p...

October 2017

Number PFS007, October 2017

BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations Cancer is caused by several different factors. A few types of cancer run in families. These types are called “hereditary” or “familial” cancer. They are caused by changes in genes that can be passed from parent to child. Changes in genes are called mutations. Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome is an inherited increased risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and other types of cancer. HBOC syndrome is linked to mutations in several genes, but the most common are called BRCA1 and BRCA2. Inheriting one of these mutations increases the risk of getti...

Number Number 182, September 2017

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 103, April 2009)

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Number FAQ178, September 2017

What is a screening test? A screening test is used to find conditions in people who do not have signs or symptoms. This allows early treatment.

Number AP178, August 2017

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Number FAQ171, June 2017

What is cystic fibrosis (CF)? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease that affects a person’s long-term health and lifespan. It often causes problems with digestion and breathing. In some cases, CF can be a mild disease. But in most people with CF, it poses a serious risk to a person’s health. The average lifespan of a person with CF is 37 years. Those with a milder form can live into their 50s.

SP026 Tejido normal del seno Los senos están formados por glándulas mamarias, grasa y tejido fibroso. Este tejido fibroso está compuesto por fibras microscópicas y es lo que le da forma a los senos. Cada seno tiene de 15–20 secciones que se llaman lóbulos. Cada lóbulo contiene muchos lobulillos pequeños. Los lóbulos terminan en decenas de diminutas glándulas mamarias que pueden producir leche. Los lóbulos, lobulillos y las glándulas mamarias están unidos por tubos delgados que se denominan conductos. Problemas y afecciones benignas en los senos The American College of Obstet...

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