Cancer experience in families affects decision making
Full article: https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2018-06-29/how-a-loved-ones-experience-with-cancer-guides-breast-cancer-decisions
Women with inherited mutations in genes that increase breast and ovarian cancer risk have an additional challenge: coping with how those mutations impact their families and how a family member’s cancer experience can shape their own perception. In a recent U.S. News and World Report article, Elaine Howley explores how a woman's decisions about healthcare, cancer prevention and treatment are affected by experience with cancer in the family. (9/25/18)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- What is my risk of breast and ovarian cancer?
- What options do I have for risk reduction? Which options are best suited to my circumstances?
- What resources are available to help me understand my cancer risk?
- What resources are available to help me cope with the family impacts of cancer in myself or my family members?
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.