False family history of breast cancer in the family cancer clinic.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/91917
Title:
False family history of breast cancer in the family cancer clinic.
Authors:
Kerr, Bronwyn; Foulkes, William D; Cade, D; Hadfield, L; Hopwood, Penelope; Serruya, Corinne; Hoare, E; Narod, Steven A; Evans, D Gareth R
Abstract:
AIMS: Awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in both the general public and the medical profession is increasing. Individuals who may be at risk on the basis of a family history are requesting risk determination and appropriate management in a variety of settings. Risk determination relies largely on pedigree analysis and epidemiological data. METHODS: We describe five individuals presenting in the family cancer or genetic counselling clinic where a factitious family or personal history led to erroneous risk estimation. Common factors in these families are a history of benign breast disease, poor communication within families, long survival with early onset or bilateral disease, a lack of detailed knowledge of the illness and treatment in close relatives and inconsistencies in the history in repeated consultations.
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Genetics, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester.
Citation:
False family history of breast cancer in the family cancer clinic. 1998, 24 (4):275-9 Eur J Surg Oncol
Journal:
European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Issue Date:
Aug-1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/91917
DOI:
10.1016/S0748-7983(98)80005-X
PubMed ID:
9724992
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0748-7983
Appears in Collections:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Bronwynen
dc.contributor.authorFoulkes, William Den
dc.contributor.authorCade, Den
dc.contributor.authorHadfield, Len
dc.contributor.authorHopwood, Penelopeen
dc.contributor.authorSerruya, Corinneen
dc.contributor.authorHoare, Een
dc.contributor.authorNarod, Steven Aen
dc.contributor.authorEvans, D Gareth Ren
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-12T10:59:43Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-12T10:59:43Z-
dc.date.issued1998-08-
dc.identifier.citationFalse family history of breast cancer in the family cancer clinic. 1998, 24 (4):275-9 Eur J Surg Oncolen
dc.identifier.issn0748-7983-
dc.identifier.pmid9724992-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0748-7983(98)80005-X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/91917-
dc.description.abstractAIMS: Awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in both the general public and the medical profession is increasing. Individuals who may be at risk on the basis of a family history are requesting risk determination and appropriate management in a variety of settings. Risk determination relies largely on pedigree analysis and epidemiological data. METHODS: We describe five individuals presenting in the family cancer or genetic counselling clinic where a factitious family or personal history led to erroneous risk estimation. Common factors in these families are a history of benign breast disease, poor communication within families, long survival with early onset or bilateral disease, a lack of detailed knowledge of the illness and treatment in close relatives and inconsistencies in the history in repeated consultations.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBreast Canceren
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshBreast Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshFamily Relations-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGenetic Counseling-
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshPedigree-
dc.subject.meshRisk-
dc.subject.meshUnited States-
dc.titleFalse family history of breast cancer in the family cancer clinic.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medical Genetics, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester.en
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncologyen

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