Toward a new understanding of risk perception among young female BRCA1/2 "previvors".

@article{Hoskins2012TowardAN,
  title={Toward a new understanding of risk perception among young female BRCA1/2 "previvors".},
  author={Lindsey Megan Hoskins and Kevin M. Roy and Mark H Greene},
  journal={Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={
          32-46
        }
}
The quantitative risk of cancer among BRCA1/2 gene mutation carriers is generally well-understood, and can be communicated clearly to potential and known mutation carriers during the genetic risk assessment, education, and testing process. The extent to which individual mutation carriers feel vulnerable to cancer is a more complex dynamic with a powerful effect on risk-management decision-making; however, these decisions are not the products of straightforward personal assessment of one's… CONTINUE READING
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