Challenging and complex decisions in the management of the BRCA mutation carrier.

  title={Challenging and complex decisions in the management of the BRCA mutation carrier.},
  author={Daniela L. Stan and Lynne T. Shuster and Myra J. Wick and Casey L Swanson and Sandhya Pruthi and Jamie N. Bakkum-Gamez},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  volume={22 10},
Women afflicted by the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome face complex decisions regarding medical interventions aimed at reducing their risk of ovarian and breast cancer, interventions which in turn may interfere with their fertility and cause early menopause. This review addresses selected topics of importance and controversy in the management of the BRCA mutation carrier, such as psychological well-being and quality of life, breast and ovarian cancer screening, risk-reducing… CONTINUE READING
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