Psychological impact of genetic testing in women from high-risk breast cancer families.

@article{Meiser2002PsychologicalIO,
  title={Psychological impact of genetic testing in women from high-risk breast cancer families.},
  author={B Meiser and P Butow and Michael Friedlander and Alexandra Barratt and Vivienne Schnieden and Melanie G. Watson and Jaime E Brown and Katherine M. Tucker},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2002},
  volume={38 15},
  pages={2025-31}
}
Psychological adjustment in 90 women (30 carriers and 60 non-carriers) who had undergone genetic testing for mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast/ovarian cancer susceptibility genes was compared with that of 53 women who were not offered genetic testing. Women were assessed prior to genetic testing and 7-10 days, 4 and 12 months after carrier status disclosure using self-administered questionnaires. Compared with women not offered testing, mutation carriers had significantly higher breast cancer… CONTINUE READING
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