Breast Cancer in Relatives Article Review by Master Researcher

Breast Cancer in Relatives
A review of an article on psychological distress in first-degree relatives of patients with breast cancer.
# 36383 | 1,400 words | 1 source | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 07, 2003 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Medical and Health (Nursing)

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The paper critiques the article "Risk Assessment of First-Degree Relatives of Women With Breast Cancer: A Feasibility Study" that attempts to measure and assess the impact of breast cancer risk and counseling on psychological distress in first-degree relatives of patients with breast cancer. The paper asserts that the study has used valid and appropriate methods and procedures for the research; the paper also posits that the research overwhelmingly supports the suggested oncology nursing practices and it should be applied to nursing practices.

From the Paper:

"The information and knowledge about breast cancer in the media although has raised awareness, but at the same time it has confused consumers because of its increased attention and because of inaccurate information in media. Research in the past indicate that many women with a family history of breast cancer perceive their personal risk for the disease to be much higher than it is, thus overestimating the risk for marrying genetic mutations. Accurate assessment of individual risk for breast cancer can be helpful to women as they struggle to make a number of medical decisions. As the areas of cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling expands, oncology nurses are becoming more involved in these activities. The significance of this research study is that by determining the accuracy of women's perception of the risk developing and testing feasibility of oncology nurses conducting breast cancer assessment and providing educational counseling to patients, will help reduce risk and psychological distress and will result in more accurate information."

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Breast Cancer in Relatives (2003, October 07) Retrieved January 21, 2021, from

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"Breast Cancer in Relatives" 07 October 2003. Web. 21 January. 2021. <>