Tammy M. Beran

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BACKGROUND Most research on adjustment of women undergoing genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility has not followed women for more than 6 months after result receipt and has not evaluated curvilinear patterns in general and cancer-specific adjustment. PURPOSE This study's primary goal was to examine the trajectory of psychological status in women(More)
AIMS To assess quality of life (QoL) indices and their associations with treatment modality, sociodemographics and cancer-related needs in choroidal melanoma patients. METHODS Patients (N=99) treated at the University of California, Los Angeles, for choroidal melanoma within the prior 5 years (M=2.05) completed questionnaires assessing demographics,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated associations of cancer-related cognitive processing with BRCA1/2 mutation carrier status, personal cancer history, age, and election of prophylactic surgery in women at high risk for breast cancer. METHOD In a 2 (BRCA1/2 mutation carrier status) × 2 (personal cancer history) matched-control design, with age as an additional(More)
To determine if choroidal melanoma patients want cytogenetic prognostic information. Ninety-nine choroidal melanoma patients completed a questionnaire regarding their opinions about receiving prognostic information. The perceived usefulness of prognostic information was evaluated in patients who had undergone cytogenetic testing. Depressive symptoms,(More)
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