'You don't want to lose your ovaries because you think 'I might become a man". Women's perceptions of prophylactic surgery as a cancer risk management option.

@article{Hallowell1998YouDW,
  title={'You don't want to lose your ovaries because you think 'I might become a man". Women's perceptions of prophylactic surgery as a cancer risk management option.},
  author={Nina Hallowell},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={1998},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={263-75}
}
This preliminary study provides insight into the meaning of prophylactic surgery as a risk management strategy for women who have a familial risk of breast or ovarian cancer. Data were collected during observations of genetic consultations and in semi-structured interviews with 41 women following their attendance at genetic counselling. The option of prophylactic surgery was raised in 29 consultations and discussed in 35 of the post-clinic interviews. Fifteen women said they would consider… CONTINUE READING

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