Effects of individualized breast cancer risk counseling: a randomized trial.

  title={Effects of individualized breast cancer risk counseling: a randomized trial.},
  author={Caryn Lerman and Edward Lustbader and Barbara Rimer and Mary Daly and Suzanne M. Miller and Carrie Sands and Andrew M. Balshem},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={87 4},
BACKGROUND Studies have shown that a majority of women with a family history of breast cancer have exaggerated perceptions of their own risk of this disease and experience excessive anxiety. In response to the need to communicate more accurate risk information to these women, specialized programs for breast cancer risk counseling have been initiated in medical centers across the United States. PURPOSE Our purpose was 1) to evaluate the impact of a standardized protocol for individualized… CONTINUE READING

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