Pre- and postmenopausal high-risk women undergoing screening for ovarian cancer: Anxiety, risk perceptions, and quality of life Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adult Children
  • Communication
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Health Education
  • Melanoma
  • Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced
  • Professional-Family Relations
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • June 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0090-8258(03)00147-1

PubMed ID

  • 12798709

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 440

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 89

number

  • 3