Appendix 1.

Main open questions

How did you feel in the days immediately after learning about your positive results?
How did you feel during the period between the blood sample being taken and the results being announced?
What does carrying a genetic mutation, which represents a risk for cancer, mean to you in the way that you cope with your illness? Has knowing this changed something for you? What does this mean to you and your family?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of knowing that you carry a cancer susceptibility gene:
  for you personally?
  for your family and particularly for your children?
How did you feel about being the only person who is able to transmit the results to your family?