Life after BRCA1/2 testing: family communication and support issues.

  title={Life after BRCA1/2 testing: family communication and support issues.},
  author={Tiffani A Demarco and Wendy C. McKinnon},
  journal={Breast disease},
The process of genetic testing is often deemed a family affair. Several studies have indicated that individuals undergo BRCA1/2 testing not only to learn about their own cancer risks and options for screening and prevention, but also to gather information for potentially at-risk relatives. However, many individuals are not prepared for the medical and emotional implications that accompany the genetic testing process. This can be complicated by a moral or ethical obligation to disclose result… CONTINUE READING

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