Summary

Overall, genetic information associated with hereditary colorectal cancer has a great deal of clinical utility.

The effectiveness of available interventions

Patients who are at-risk for this condition can be identified through family history and medical interventions are available.

The social consequences of genetic information

Genetic counselling and other support should be integrated into the assessment of rare conditions leading to high lifetime risk, to deal with the many social implications associated with genetic information for this condition.

The economic implications

Medical interventions, such as colonoscopies, are cost-effective

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