Sources of Uncertainty About Daughters’ Breast Cancer Risk that Emerge During Genetic Counseling Consultations

@article{Bylund2011SourcesOU,
  title={Sources of Uncertainty About Daughters’ Breast Cancer Risk that Emerge During Genetic Counseling Consultations},
  author={Carma L. Bylund and Carla L. Fisher and Dale E. Brashers and Shawna Edgerson and Emily A Glogowski and Sherry R. Boyar and Yelena Kemel and Sara Spencer and David Kissane},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={292-304}
}
Uncertainty is central to the experience of genetic decision making and counseling about cancer risk. Women seeking genetic counseling about their breast cancer risk may experience a great deal of uncertainty about issues related to their daughters. We used a theory of Communication and Uncertainty Management to guide analysis of sources of uncertainty about daughters that emerged during 16 video-recorded and transcribed conversations between mothers at risk for a BRCA 1/2 mutation and their… CONTINUE READING

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