Table 5

Transmission of genetic information to relatives

Before disclosure of the results (talked about a potential hereditary cancer risk and molecular research) n = 23After disclosure of the results (transmitted their result during the month after disclosure) n = 23
YesNoYesNo
n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)
At least one member22 (96)1 (4)23 (100)0
More than one member20 (91)2 (9)22 (96)1 (4)
 Partner19 (83)1 (4) [3]a20 (87)0 [3]a
 Siblings18 (78)4 (17) [1]a18 (78)4 (17) [1]a
 Children12 (52)10 (43) [1]a12 (52)10 (43) [1]a
 Parents7 (30)7 (30) [9]a7 (30)7 (30) [9]a
 Distant relatives (second or third degrees)6 (26)17 (74)3 (13)20 (87)
  • a Data in brackets [] indicate the number of patients without the relative indicated (e.g., widowed).