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This fact sheet contains general information. Each person should be referred to a genetic service for further information and advice about what a faulty SDHD or SDHAF2 gene means for them.

Key Points 

  • People with a faulty SDHD gene or SDHAF2 gene who have inherited it from their father have an increased chance of developing paraganglioma, phaeochromocytoma and kidney (renal) cancer. 
  • People with a faulty SDHD or SDHAF2 gene who have inherited it from their mother do not have a significantly increased chance of developing paraganglioma, phaeochromocytoma or kidney cancer. However, they may still pass the faulty gene onto their children.
  • Family members (including children) can be referred to a genetic service where experts can provide information, advice and support about their chance of developing cancer and the option of genetic testing.

This cancer genetics fact sheet is a guide only and cannot cover every possible situation. The information provided is not intended to replace discussion with a health professional, and should not be interpreted as medical advice. Use of this document is subject to eviQ's disclaimer available at  www.eviQ.org.au  

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21 Jul 2018