Family communication, genetic testing and colonoscopy screening in hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer: a qualitative study

S. McCann, D. MacAuley, Y. Barnett, B. Bunting, A. Bradley, L. Jeffers, Patrick Morrison

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Abstract

Objective: Genetic testing and colonoscopy is recommended for people with a strong history of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, families must communicate so that all members are aware of the risk. The study aimed to explore the factors influencing family communication about genetic risk and colonoscopy among people with a strong family history of CRC who attended a genetic clinic with a view to having a genetic test for hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1208-1215
Number of pages8
JournalPsycho-oncology
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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