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A qualitative study of women's experiences of familial ovarian cancer screening.

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OBJECTIVE: One risk management strategy that women at increased familial risk of ovarian cancer may use is screening. Until recently, this has been available as part of the UK Familial Ovarian Cancer Screening Study (UKFOCSS), using ultrasound scans of the ovaries and tumour marker blood tests. The present study aimed to gain an in-depth understanding of women's experiences of participating in ovarian cancer screening. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 48 UKFOCSS partici...

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10.1002/pon.3324

Authors


Lifford, KJ More by this author
Clements, A More by this author
Lancastle, D More by this author
Journal:
Psycho-oncology
Volume:
22
Issue:
11
Pages:
2576-2584
Publication date:
2013-11-05
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EISSN:
1099-1611
ISSN:
1057-9249
URN:
uuid:03e0fdea-fb15-416e-b725-fbf4f46c7af7
Source identifiers:
411487
Local pid:
pubs:411487

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