Journal article

Experiences and interpretations of BRCA1/2 testing among women affected by breast or ovarian cancer who received a negative result

Lesley Stafford, Alison Flehr, Fiona Judd, Geoffrey J Lindeman, Penny Gibson, Angela Komiti, G Bruce Mann, Maira Kentwell

Journal of Community Genetics | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2019

Abstract

The aim of this study was to retrospectively describe the genetic testing motives and experiences of women with a previous breast and/or ovarian cancer diagnosis, who received negative BRCA1/2 results including variants of unknown significance and no pathogenic variant detected. One hundred and thirteen women (mean age 56.17 years) were recruited from a familial cancer centre in metropolitan Australia, an average 3.4 years after undergoing testing. Participants completed a self-report questionnaire focusing on the retrospective experience of and motives for undergoing BRCA1/2 testing. The study found that the primary motives for undergoing BRCA1/2 testing were (a) to know more about whether ..

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