Psychological issues among children of hereditary breast cancer gene (BRCA1/2) testing participants.

@article{Tercyak2001PsychologicalIA,
  title={Psychological issues among children of hereditary breast cancer gene (BRCA1/2) testing participants.},
  author={Kenneth P. Tercyak and Beth N. Peshkin and Randi M. Streisand and Caryn Lerman},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={336-46}
}
Children growing up in hereditary breast cancer families may experience diminished psychological well-being. In addition to coping with having a cancer-affected parent or close relatives, these children may focus on their own health risks in light of shared genetic information. While knowledge of a parent's BRCA1/2 negative status may allay a subset of children's worries and fears about cancer, others could experience distressing thought patterns over positive test results. The purpose of this… CONTINUE READING