Risk-reducing surgery: Uptake & menopausal consequences

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    Women with a BRCA1/2 genetic mutation have an increased risk of developing breast and ovariumcancer. Women with this predisposition are advised to regularly have their breasts examined for breast cancer or to have their breasts preventively removed. With regards to ovarium cancer women are advised to undergo preventive surgery as regular examinations have been found ineffective in detecting cancer in a curable stage.

    In part 1 of this thesis the factors that influence the decision to undergo preventive surgery in women with a BRCA1/2 mutation was studied. Part 2 studies the alleviation of side effects of the preventive salpingo-oophorectomy by using psychological interventions.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Groningen
    • Mourits, Marian, Supervisor
    • de Bock, Truuske, Supervisor
    • Oosterwijk, Jan C., Co-supervisor
    Award date4-Feb-2019
    Place of Publication[Groningen]
    Print ISBNs978-94-034-1199-6
    Electronic ISBNs978-94-034-1198-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

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