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BRCA1 in the family: A case description of the psychological implications

BRCA1 in the family: A case description of the psychological implications Our experience with the first family in the Netherlands for whom predictive DNA‐testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) became an option is described. This serves to illustrate the complex emotional impact on a family as a whole, and upon the members separately, of becoming aware that breast and ovarian cancer is hereditary, and the implications of undergoing predictive testing. All family members received genetic counseling and were offered pre‐ and post‐test psychological follow‐up. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A Wiley

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1552-4825
eISSN
1552-4833
DOI
10.1002/(SICI)1096-8628(19970711)71:1<63::AID-AJMG12>3.0.CO;2-T
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Abstract

Our experience with the first family in the Netherlands for whom predictive DNA‐testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) became an option is described. This serves to illustrate the complex emotional impact on a family as a whole, and upon the members separately, of becoming aware that breast and ovarian cancer is hereditary, and the implications of undergoing predictive testing. All family members received genetic counseling and were offered pre‐ and post‐test psychological follow‐up.

Journal

American Journal of Medical Genetics Part AWiley

Published: Nov 11, 1997

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