Short- and Long-Term Impact of Receiving Genetic Mutation Results in Women at Increased Risk for Hereditary Breast Cancer

@article{Lim2004ShortAL,
  title={Short- and Long-Term Impact of Receiving Genetic Mutation Results in Women at Increased Risk for Hereditary Breast Cancer},
  author={Jacqueline H. Y. Lim and Mariette Macluran and Melanie Price and Barbara M. Smith Scan Bennett and Phyllis Butow and kConFab Psychosocial Group},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={115-133}
}
Forty-seven unaffected women from high-risk breast cancer families who had received results for hereditary breast/ovarian predisposition genes between 1 month and 5 years ago were interviewed regarding their experiences. Women responded to open-ended questions. The initial emotional turmoil reported by most was generally short lived. However, the impact of genetic testing went beyond the individual to the extended family and social context, particularly in the short-term. A common theme was the… CONTINUE READING

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