BRCA mutation-negative women from hereditary breast and ovarian cancer families: a qualitative study of the BRCA-negative experience.

@article{Bakos2008BRCAMW,
  title={BRCA mutation-negative women from hereditary breast and ovarian cancer families: a qualitative study of the BRCA-negative experience.},
  author={Alexis D. Bakos and Sadie Pauline Hutson and Jennifer T Loud and June A Peters and Ruthann M Giusti and Mark H Greene},
  journal={Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={220-31}
}
BACKGROUND When women from families with a known BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation test negative for the family mutation, it is assumed that they will transition their personal cancer risk perception from high to average risk. However, there are scant data regarding the experience of mutation-negative women after genetic testing disclosure, particularly related to the shift of risk perception from assumed mutation-positive to actual mutation-negative. This study was designed to explore cancer risk… CONTINUE READING