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Principles & Practice
Practice Considerations in Providing Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing in Women's Health
Article first published online: 11 APR 2013
© 2013 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 42, Issue 3, pages 274–286, May/June 2013
How to Cite
Mahon, S. M. and Crecelius, M. E. (2013), Practice Considerations in Providing Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing in Women's Health. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 42: 274–286. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12033
- Issue published online: 17 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: JAN 2013
- cancer risk assessment;
- cancer genetic testing;
- hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
Providers of women's health services are often confronted with questions about cancer genetic testing. The provision of these services is complex. The process begins with accurate risk assessment and identification of individuals who might benefit from genetic testing services. There are practice, administrative, legal, and ethical considerations that should be considered when developing policies for the referral of at-risk individuals or before deciding to provide genetic services.