Catheleine M G van Driel

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OBJECTIVES Women seeking counseling because of familial breast cancer occurrence face difficult decisions, such as whether and when to opt for risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) in case of BRCA1/2 mutation. Only limited research has been done to identify the psychological factors associated with the decision for RRM. This study investigated which psychological(More)
INTRODUCTION Strategies in case of high risk of breast cancer in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers are either intensive breast cancer screening or risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM). Both options have a high physical and psychosexual impact. The aim of this study is to investigate who chooses when to undergo RRM. METHODS BRCA1/2 mutation carriers have been(More)
OBJECTIVE Ovarian cancer screening (OCS) for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers was stopped in our family cancer clinic in 2009 because of its ineffectiveness. The study objective was to investigate the effect of stopping OCS on the timing and uptake of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) and on the percentage of occult cancers in the specimens. METHODS 419(More)
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