“It’s not if I get cancer, it’s when I get cancer”: BRCA-positive patients’…

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Publication date: August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 163 Author(s): Marleah Dean Rationale Women with a harmful mutation in the BReast CAncer (BRCA) gene are at significantly increased risk of developing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) during their lifetime, compared to those without.

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“It’s not if I get cancer, it’s when I get cancer”: BRCA-positive patients’…