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Family communication impacts attitude about genetic counseling/testing for breast cancer
Date:3/18/2008

ss cancer. We asked the women if they had talked with their relatives about the familys history of breast cancer. The more family members the women talked with, the greater the level of knowledge about genetic counseling and testing.

We also found that those who felt more vulnerable because they perceived a greater risk of developing breast cancer had less positive attitudes about genetic testing, Graves said.

Next, Graves will examine if the women in this study decide to take part in genetic counseling and testing after they receive educational materials.


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Contact: Karen Mallet
km463@georgetown.edu
Georgetown University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

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