Accuracy of Self-Reported Personal History of Cancer in an Outpatient Breast Center

@article{Domnguez2006AccuracyOS,
  title={Accuracy of Self-Reported Personal History of Cancer in an Outpatient Breast Center},
  author={Francisco Jos{\'e} Mart{\'i}nez Dom{\'i}nguez and Christine Lawrence and Elkan F. Halpern and Brian Drohan and Georges Grinstein and Dalliah MaShon Black and Barbara L Smith and Michele A. Gadd and Michele C. Specht and Daniel B. Kopans and Richard H. Moore and Sherwood S. Hughes and Constance A. Roche and Kevin S. Hughes},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={341-345}
}
The self-reporting of cancer history is becoming increasingly important, as it frequently guides medical decision-making. We studied the accuracy of personal cancer history using a self-administered questionnaire, comparing the results with the Tumor Registry at our institution. Among 39,662 records, we identified 3614 women with a single cancer in the Tumor Registry who reported none or one cancer on their questionnaire. The sensitivity in self-reporting cancers was 85.7%, ranging from 92.1… CONTINUE READING