Attitudes About Childbearing And Fertility With Inherited Breast And Ovarian Cancer Syndromes (HBOC)
- To evaluate the attitudes and opinions of women undergoing genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, both before and after testing, in regards to pregnancy and fertility
-Factors that will increase the percentage of women endorsing prenatal diagnostic testing will include a personal history of breast or ovarian cancer, having had a mother or sister die of breast or ovarian cancer, and testing positive for a BRCA mutation.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Attitudes About Childbearing And Fertility In Women Seeking Genetic Testing For Inherited Breast And Ovarian Cancer Syndromes (HBOC)|
- Women Endorsing Prenatal Diagnostic Testing (Questionnaire response) [ Time Frame: Baseline and post genetic testing (results disclosure) at 3-4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2009|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Women referred to the Clinical Cancer Genetics Program for discussion of Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Syndrome (HBOC).
1 - 2 questionnaires, lasting 10-15 minutes.
Other Name: Survey
This questionnaire is part of a study at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The purpose is to ask women who are seeking genetic testing for HBOC their viewpoints surrounding fertility, childbearing and parenting, both at the time of testing and at the time of results disclosure. The aim is to evaluate if the genetics results disclosure may influence women's views regarding these topics. Researchers hope to use this information to provide more information to the patient and the caregiver to help both parties with this very important cancer survivorship issue.
|United States, Texas|
|UT MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Jennifer Litton, MD||UT MD Anderson Cancer Center|