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Table 5 Acceptability for gene testing HBC/HBOC and HNPCC

From: Organization and Running of the First Comprehensive Hereditary Cancer Clinic in India

No. of patients who were offered gene testing 203
No. of patients who declined gene testing 9
No. of patients with a deleterious mutation/mutation of probable significance, who declined treatment at the Institute after the initial diagnosis and registration in the hereditary cancer clinic 1/21
No. of patients with deleterious mutation/mutation of probable significance, who did not want to know the results, in spite of regular follow-up at the Institute 12/21
No. of patients with deleterious mutation/mutation of probable significance, who took the results 8/21
Number of patients who wanted predictive testing for their children/sibs 2/8