Predictive testing for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer: subjective perception regarding colorectal and endometrial cancer, distress, and health-related behavior at one year post-test.

This study evaluated illness representations, distress, and health-related behavior one year after disclosure of a predictive genetic test result for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) in 36 carriers and 36 noncarriers. Post-test, no significant differences between carriers and noncarriers were found in perceived risk and perceived… CONTINUE READING