Table 3

Advantages and disadvantages of knowing their genetic status as expressed by the patients

Advantages n = 23Disadvantages n = 23
Typen (%)Typen (%)
None7 (30)None6 (26)
Yes16 (70)Yes17 (74)
Suitable medical care11 (48)Stress, fear, worries (of relapse, another cancer)9 (39)
Improved, changed lifestyle4 (17)Transmission of the mutation to their children4 (17)
Just knowing1 (4)To be different from others1 (4)
Cannot make plans for the future2 (7)
Follow-up required1 (4)