The importance of the correct obtaining the family medical history in cancer patients

Authors: Jana Halámková 1,2
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika komplexní onkologické péče, Masarykův onkologický ústav Brno, přednosta: prof. MUDr. Rostislav Vyzula, CSc. 1;  Ústav lékařské etiky Lékařská fakulta Masarykovy univerzity, Brno, přednosta: doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil. 2
Published in: Prakt Gyn 2013; 17(1): 20-22
Category: Oncogynecology: Original Article


Family medical history is a comprehensive view on morbidity and mortality in the family of the patient. It consists from questions on the family relationship to the patient, the type and age of the disease, age and cause of death of each of members of the family. Approximately 5 to 10% cases of cancer is caused by hereditary predisposition, in these cases, then according to the risk level, are proposed preventive diagnostic methods and, if need, preventive surgical approaches. The result of correctly obtained family medical history is the evaluation of recommendation to the genetic testing, and then the information about the possible inheritance of cancer or cancer risk for each family member.

Key words:
family medical history – obtaining medical history – preventive approaches


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