Does perceived risk predict breast cancer screening use? Findings from a prospective cohort study of female relatives from the Ontario site of the breast cancer family registry.

@article{Walker2014DoesPR,
  title={Does perceived risk predict breast cancer screening use? Findings from a prospective cohort study of female relatives from the Ontario site of the breast cancer family registry.},
  author={Meghan J. Walker and Lucia Mirea and Gordon Glendon and Paul Ritvo and Irene L Andrulis and J. A. G. Knight and Anna M Chiarelli},
  journal={Breast},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={
          482-8
        }
}
While the relationship between perceived risk and breast cancer screening use has been studied extensively, most studies are cross-sectional. We prospectively examined this relationship among 913 women, aged 25-72 with varying levels of familial breast cancer risk from the Ontario site of the Breast Cancer Family Registry. Associations between perceived lifetime breast cancer risk and subsequent use of mammography, clinical breast examination (CBE) and genetic testing were assessed using… CONTINUE READING