Navigation Links
Moms often talk to children about the results of cancer genetic testing
Date:7/2/2013

WASHINGTON Mothers commonly talk to their children about genetic test results even if they test positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, which sharply increases a woman's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. That is among the findings of a new study from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, which also suggests mothers who don't discuss their test results are unsatisfied with that decision.

"We know from women we've counseled at Georgetown that one of their main considerations of genetic testing for cancer risk is what the results will mean for their children," says the study's lead author, Kenneth Tercyak, PhD, director of behavioral prevention research at Georgetown Lombardi.

Tercyak says talking to children about a mom's risk of developing cancer "may already be on the radar" for women who seek genetic testing, especially if there's a strong family history of cancer. And he says women tend to reach decisions about whether, when and how to share the news of genetic test results with their children relatively soon after receiving the information, often to educate and help prepare their children for the future.

The study was published online today in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Before receiving genetic counseling and testing, 221 mothers of children ages eight to 21 enrolled in the parent communication study at Georgetown Lombardi, Mount Sinai cancer center (New York) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston). Women completed standardized assessments prior to testing and one month after receiving their results.

"We found that more than half of mothers [62.4 percent] disclosed their genetic test results to their children, especially if the children were teenagers," Tercyak says. "Parents say sharing the information is often a relief and that it's part of their duty as parents to convey it."

Mothers also were more likely to disclose their test results if
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Sailors most often injure their knees -- on land
2. America’s Sole Proprietors are Independent, Confident and Often Uninsured
3. Cancer Patients Often Shy Away From Talking About Costs
4. Anxiety Often Plagues Cancer Survivors and Their Loved Ones
5. National review: Non-adherence among teenage heart transplant recipients is widespread, often fatal
6. Clinicians often wait for red flags before discussing elderly driving
7. Poorer Patients Often Less Happy With Knee Replacement
8. Young breast cancer patients often opt for mastectomy
9. Lawn Mower Injuries Often Caused by Distraction
10. Physical & emotional impairments common, often untreated in people with cancer
11. Exercise for patients with major depression -- What kind, how intense, how often?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical ... Use of ultrasound imaging and heartbeat monitors to get ... agency warns. "Although there is a lack ... and heartbeat monitors, prudent use of these devices by ... FDA biomedical engineer, said in an agency news release. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new ... said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and ... of Medicine. A time-use survey of nearly 125,000 Americans, ... main activity exchanged for sleep. Short sleepers -- those who ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care ... can be a daze of hassle, hustle, and bustle that ... decking halls, to burns when making special meals and heartburn ... can happen at any time. To prevent this season of ... made a list of helpful and healthful holiday tips to ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... News) -- Expert pilots process visual information more efficiently ... better decisions during landings, a new study shows. ... pilots to master, and 36 percent of all airplane ... final approach and landing. Researchers monitored the brain ... pilots while they were at the controls of a ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 At the leading, long-established ... AutismOne and Focus Autism will welcome ... research on the effects of toxins to children’s health, ... information. , Luminaries such as Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic ... with esteemed, credentialed colleagues of the United States to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 3Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 3Health News:Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 3
... believed that training with free weights - dumb bells and ... Bruce Craig, of the Human Performance Laboratory at Atlanta University, ... gain from resistance training. ,Weight work increases your ... help you avoid falls and injuries. The workouts will make ...
... Marquette University School of Dentistry suggest chronic periodontal disease ... research ties the incidence of diabetes in patients with ... bloodstream that triggers a reaction from the immune system. ... proteins called cytokines that can disrupt production of insulin, ...
... Nicholas Piramal India Ltd. (NPIL) has acquired the pharmaceutical business ... all-cash deal, on a going concern basis. The amount includes ... and Rs 1 crore to NPIL by ICI towards transaction ... facility at Ennore, near Chennai, with 150 employees.// ,Announcing ...
... heart disease also appear to cut the risk of ... an alternative to bypass surgery, allows doctors to open ... tiny balloon to the narrowest point and inflating the ... through the procedure will suffer a major setback within ...
... the limbs and body to tighten up suddenly. Spasms can ... the condition are often too disabled// to walk or move, ... suffer a spasm and fall. The condition resembles chronic tetanus. ... of the nervous system which can leave people totally disabled. ...
... new technique for detecting ovarian cancer at an early ... are using cutting-edge technology called proteomics //to differentiate healthy ... tissue, based upon detecting and analysing the different protein ... profile of cells varies depending upon whether it is ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014  Strategic Health Services, Inc. ... solutions, today announced a strategic agreement with QualCare, Inc., a ... New Jersey regional marketplace.  This agreement will ... health and wellness solutions QualCare brings to its clients ... surrounding region. QualCare plans cover more ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014 With ... (MRI), the MRI market is seeing new growth, ... breast MRI scans account for the majority of ... higher resolution of images, which are creating opportunities for ... (MRI) market is growing at a rate of ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... MILAN , December 17, 2014 ... becoming nothing less than a hub of information concerning the ... A further addition to the recently launched ... world and has now been enriched by a new chapter ... A richly detailed and panoramic hub on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Strategic Health Services to collaborate with QualCare on Population Health and Wellness Technology for QualCare Members 2Strategic Health Services to collaborate with QualCare on Population Health and Wellness Technology for QualCare Members 3Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 2Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 3Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 2Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 3
... NEXUS Biosystems, Inc., a leading innovator and ... the signing of an agreement to acquire REMP AG, ... related assets. Under this agreement, NEXUS will acquire all ... from Tecan.  REMP, based in Oberdiessbach, Switzerland , ...
... July 15 LyoTechnica, LLC has announced that ... services for injectable pharmaceuticals. The company and its affiliates ... and liquid dosage form development as well as over ... drugs. The company offers analytical and formulation development, manufacturing ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NEXUS Biosystems Acquires Tecan Group's REMP Sample Management Business 2NEXUS Biosystems Acquires Tecan Group's REMP Sample Management Business 3NEXUS Biosystems Acquires Tecan Group's REMP Sample Management Business 4Formation of Contract Parenteral Drug Development Services Company Announced 2
... SurgiFrost is a malleable, single-use cryosurgical ... open-heart surgery. The probe will ablate cardiac ... primary cardiac surgical procedure, such as coronary ... (MV) replacement and/or repair and as part ...
The Medtronic StableMapr catheter is intended for use in diagnostic electrophysiologic procedures. These catheters are designed for recording intracardiac electrograms and temporary pacing associated...
The Valve Mapper Steerocath-Dx has a unique "peanut" shaped tip. It is designed to conform to the anatomy during mapping procedures. Both 8F/8mm and 8F/6mm tips are available....
... designed for use with our CARTO EP ... catheter houses a Biosense Webster sensor at ... time, exact location points from within the ... The NAVI-STAR electro-anatomical navigation catheter is used ...
Medicine Products: