Pre- and postmenopausal high-risk women undergoing screening for ovarian cancer: Anxiety, risk perceptions, and quality of life
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Premenopausal women perceive their ovarian cancer risk to be higher, report greater ovarian cancer risk-related anxiety, and are more likely to have false-positive screening results than postmenopausal women. Few high-risk women elect PSO in the short term. Knowledge of the frequency of false-positive screening results and psychosocial outcomes is important for high-risk women choosing strategies for managing ovarian cancer risk.