Perception of risk in women with a family history of breast cancer.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/99925
Title:
Perception of risk in women with a family history of breast cancer.
Authors:
Evans, D Gareth R; Burnell, L D; Hopwood, Penelope; Howell, Anthony ( 0000-0002-3879-5991 )
Abstract:
We present the findings of a pilot study to assess the perception of risk in 155 women with a family history of breast cancer by questionnaire. Only 11% of women were able to identify the correct population risk and more than half were unable to assess their own lifetime risk within 50% of the clinicians' estimate. Although it is probable that women are helped by genetic counselling and if at substantial risk, annual mammography, the psychological impact of assigning true risk and the value of mammography need to be evaluated.
Affiliation:
CRC Department of Cancer Genetics, Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Manchester, UK.
Citation:
Perception of risk in women with a family history of breast cancer. 1993, 67 (3):612-4 Br. J. Cancer
Journal:
British Journal of Cancer
Issue Date:
Mar-1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/99925
PubMed ID:
8439512
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0007-0920
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications ; All Paterson Institute for Cancer Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEvans, D Gareth Ren
dc.contributor.authorBurnell, L Den
dc.contributor.authorHopwood, Penelopeen
dc.contributor.authorHowell, Anthonyen
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-27T15:18:58Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-27T15:18:58Z-
dc.date.issued1993-03-
dc.identifier.citationPerception of risk in women with a family history of breast cancer. 1993, 67 (3):612-4 Br. J. Canceren
dc.identifier.issn0007-0920-
dc.identifier.pmid8439512-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/99925-
dc.description.abstractWe present the findings of a pilot study to assess the perception of risk in 155 women with a family history of breast cancer by questionnaire. Only 11% of women were able to identify the correct population risk and more than half were unable to assess their own lifetime risk within 50% of the clinicians' estimate. Although it is probable that women are helped by genetic counselling and if at substantial risk, annual mammography, the psychological impact of assigning true risk and the value of mammography need to be evaluated.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBreast Canceren
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshBreast Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshFamily Health-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPilot Projects-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.titlePerception of risk in women with a family history of breast cancer.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCRC Department of Cancer Genetics, Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Canceren

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