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Title: Provision of breast cancer risk information to women at the lower end of the familial risk spectrum
Authors: Ozakinci, Gozde
Humphris, Gerald
Steel, Michael
Keywords: Risk perception
Breast cancer
Familial cancer clinics
Services
RB Pathology
QH426 Genetics
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Citation: Ozakinci , G , Humphris , G & Steel , M 2007 , ' Provision of breast cancer risk information to women at the lower end of the familial risk spectrum ' Community Genetics , vol 10 , no. 1 , pp. 41-44 .
Abstract: Background. Breast cancer family clinics provide risk information as one of their key functions. Many referrals to these clinics are 'low-risk' women. Objective: It was the aim of this study to report on the generic risk status letters and printed materials (in the form of leaflets) provided to this category of counselees by UK cancer genetics centres. Methods: A postal survey was conducted requesting information materials from genetic centres. Results: Personalized risk letters and/or printed materials were received from 16 of 22 familial cancer centres in the UK. Personalized risk letters and printed materials currently provided to these counselees display inconsistencies and over-simplification that may lead to misunderstanding. Conclusion: There is a need for collaboration among cancer genetics centres to design more helpful and consistent literature. Copyright (c) 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Version: Postprint
Status: Peer reviewed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/1866
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000096281
ISSN: 1422-2795
Type: Journal article
Rights: This is an author version of this work which may vary slightly from the published version. The definitive version © 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel is available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000096281
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