Population-based estimates of the prevalence of family history of cancer among women.

@article{Hall2001PopulationbasedEO,
  title={Population-based estimates of the prevalence of family history of cancer among women.},
  author={Ingrid J. E. Hall and Wylie Burke and Steven Scott Coughlin and Nancy C. Lee},
  journal={Community genetics},
  year={2001},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={134-42}
}
OBJECTIVE Family history of cancer is recognized as one of the most important risk factors in predicting personal cancer risk. Nevertheless, there are few published population-based estimates of family history prevalence by age categories. METHODS We used responses of female controls (n = 4,754) from the population-based Cancer and Steroid Hormone study (1980-1982) to estimate the frequency of family history of various cancers among female relatives. We determined the age- and race-specific… CONTINUE READING
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