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Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Research on How Women Respond to Genetic Testing


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Researchers are exploring how women with an identified risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) or a diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer choose to undergo testing, respond to the results, engage in prevention or screening and make decisions for the future. Nurses will need to develop knowledge of genetics, genetic testing and conditions such as HBOC to provide optimal care for their patients.