Screening a Young Child With MEN Mutation

Ultima Vez Modificado:: 23 de septiembre de 2011

Question:

Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"

My son has inherited my MEN I mutation (according to a lab done at UNC in April 2011). What are some things I need to look at before he turns five, if any? And what are the specific tests that need to be done at age five?

Answer:

Kate Nathanson, MD, assistant professor in the division of Medical Genetics at Penn Medicine, responds:

As the recommendations for this disease are not set in stone (differently than other such syndromes) vary depending on the physician and might change by the time he reaches age 5, I would not give exact recommendations for screening at this point.
There is nothing to do before age 5 but they should consult their local cancer geneticist for specific recommendations. You can find a local geneticist at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/genetics/directory

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire Focus on Neuroendocrine Tumors Webchat transcript.


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