Due to your husband's RCC and lung cyst, a consultation with a genetics professional may be helpful for evaluation of BHDS. During this visit, a
BHDS is caused by
Genetic testing of the FLCN gene identifies disease-causing mutations in most patients who have features consistent with BHDS. However, 7%-9% of patients who fulfill the clinical criteria for BHDS do not have an identifiable mutation in the FLCN gene.
Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding genetic conditions, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about finding and visiting a genetics professional is available from the Genetic Consultation Handbook developed by Genetics Home Reference.
To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary healthcare provider for a referral. The following online resources can also help you find a genetics professional in your community: