Healthy women with a family history of breast cancer: impact of a tailored genetic counseling intervention on risk perception, knowledge, and menopausal therapy decision making.

@article{Matloff2006HealthyWW,
  title={Healthy women with a family history of breast cancer: impact of a tailored genetic counseling intervention on risk perception, knowledge, and menopausal therapy decision making.},
  author={Ellen T. Matloff and Anne Moyer and Kristen Mahoney Shannon and Kristin B Niendorf and Nananda F. Col},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={843-56}
}
BACKGROUND Women with a family history of breast cancer have several menopausal therapy options, including tamoxifen, hormone therapy (HT), alternative medications, or no treatment. This complex decision should be based on each woman's risk to develop breast cancer, menopausal symptoms, preferences, and risks for other conditions. The authors determined the effects of a personalized risk assessment and genetic counseling intervention on knowledge, risk perception, and decision making in a group… CONTINUE READING
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