The psychological impact of breast and ovarian cancer preventive options in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.

@article{Borreani2014ThePI,
  title={The psychological impact of breast and ovarian cancer preventive options in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.},
  author={Claudia Borreani and Sarkis Manoukian and Elizabeth Bianchi and Cinzia Brunelli and Bernard Peissel and Anita Caruso and Gabriella Morasso and Marco Alessandro Pierotti},
  journal={Clinical genetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={7-15}
}
This study was performed to describe the impact of preventive options on the psychological condition of BRCA1/BRCA2 carriers. A sample of 52 cancer-affected (C-A) and 27 cancer-unaffected (C-UN) women were enrolled after gene test disclosure (T0). Psychological evaluations were performed at T0 and 15 months later (T1). The surgical options were more likely to be chosen in C-A women (62%), although a consistent proportion of C-UN women (30%) also opt for these preventive measures. At the… CONTINUE READING

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