Publication
Title
Genetic counselling and testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer : the gent(le) approach
Author
Abstract
The counselling experience with 50 Flemish families in whom mutation analysis of the total coding region of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene has been initiated, is presented. Genetic testing for breast-ovarian cancer susceptibility is offered by a multidisciplinary team. During the counselling sessions, special attention is given to comprehensible and emotionally acceptable communi-cation of genetic information and to the psychosocial evaluation of the counselee. The limitations of molecular testing and the controversy surrounding cancer prevention strategies are also discussed. The overall acceptance of mutation testing is high. Some of the problems encountered are inaccuracy of the reported family history, poor retrieval of the medical records of affected family members and the reluctance of many patients to inform their relatives about the possibility of being tested.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Disease markers. - Chichester
Publication
Chichester : 1999
ISSN
0278-0240
Volume/pages
15:1/3(1999), p. 191-195
ISI
000083988300062
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 06.06.2012
Last edited 06.07.2017