Jennifer K. Litton, Shannon N. Westin, Kaylene Ready, Charlotte C. Sun, Susan K. Peterson, Funda Meric-Bernstam, Ana M. Gonzalez-Angulo, Diane C. Bodurka, Karen H. Lu, Gabriel N. Hortobagyi and Banu K. Arun Perception of screening and risk reduction surgeries in patients tested for a BRCA deleterious mutation Cancer 115
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.24199
BRCA mutation carriers were found to be more likely to believe prophylactic mastectomy (PM) to be the best way to reduce both risk and worry of breast cancer. High-risk women who agreed that PM was more likely to reduce risk and worry of breast cancer were more likely to proceed with this intervention.
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