Are all cancer gene mutations harmful?

We test for various genes in the setting of cancer or to assess the cancer risk for siblings or future generations.

The problem is that not all genes are the same. Also the mutation might be somatic (one off defect) or germline (familial). Harder to know the difference without checking for specific parameters.

The ABC has a nice article about this topic.

Gene Mutations

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Rohit Joshi

I am a doctor who helps people deal with cancer with diagnosis and management of the illness (chemotherapy, biological agents, immunotherapy and hormonal agents).

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