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.
    Originele taal-2English
    KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
    Toekennende instantie
    • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
    • Mourits, Marian, Supervisor
    • de Bock, Truuske, Supervisor
    • Oosterwijk, Jan C., Co-supervisor
    Datum van toekenning4-feb-2019
    Plaats van publicatie[Groningen]
    Gedrukte ISBN's978-94-034-1199-6
    Elektronische ISBN's978-94-034-1198-9
    StatusPublished - 2019

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