Quality of Life ~ Prophylactic Surgery
~ Genetics of Breast & Ovarian Cancer

List was last updated on Oct 10, 2019 @ 2:29 pm.


    • Interventions to improve psychosocial well-being in female BRCA-mutation carriers following risk-reducing surgery.
    • Jeffers L, Reid J, Fitzsimons D, Morrison PJ, Dempster M.
    • Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Oct 9;10:CD012894. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012894.pub2. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review

    Original research:

    Mindfulness-based stress reduction for menopausal symptoms after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (PURSUE study): a randomised controlled trial.

    Original research:

    Addressing sexual dysfunction after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy: effects of a brief, psychosexual intervention.

    • Concerns and Expectations of Risk-Reducing Surgery in Women with Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome.
    • Modaffari P, Ponzone R, Ferrari A, Cipullo I, Liberale V, D'Alonzo M, Maggiorotto F, Biglia N.
    • J Clin Med. 2019 Mar 5;8(3). pii: E313. doi: 10.3390/jcm8030313.
    • Surgery for BRCA, TP53 and PALB2: a literature review.
    • Song CV, Teo SH, Taib NA, Yip CH.
    • Ecancermedicalscience. 2018 Aug 29;12:863. doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2018.863. eCollection 2018.
    • Quality-of-life implications of risk-reducing cancer surgery.
    • Altman AM, Hui JYC, Tuttle TM.
    • Br J Surg. 2018 Jan;105(2):e121-e130. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10725.
    • Genetics of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers (PDQ®): Health Professional Version. Psychosocial Issues in Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndromes. Psychosocial Outcome Studies.
    • PDQ Cancer Genetics Editorial Board.
    • PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute. Updated 2017 Nov 30. Accessed 2017 Dec 8.
    • Sexual Health Is Paramount in the Counseling of Women at Risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer Undergoing Risk-Reducing Surgery.
    • Rullo JE, Pruthi S.
    • J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Nov 1;15(11):1297. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2017.7016.
    • Commentary
    • [Satisfaction and overall quality of life in BRCA positive women after prophylactic surgeries].
    • Šašková P, Pavlišta D, Dostálek L.
    • Rozhl Chir. 2017 Fall;96(8):328-333.
    • Review, [Article in Czech]
    • The experience of women carriers of BRCA mutations following risk-reducing surgery: A cultural perspective.
    • Mahat-Shamir M, Possick C.
    • Health Care Women Int. 2017 Apr;38(4):344-360. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2016.1267182. Epub 2016 Dec 7.
    • Women Need More Information to Cope With Aftermath of BRCA-Prompted Preventive Surgery.
    • Ellie Leick.
    • Oncology Nursing News. 2016 Aug 1
    • The psychological impact of breast and ovarian cancer preventive options in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.
    • Borreani C, Manoukian S, Bianchi E, Brunelli C, Peissel B, Caruso A, Morasso G, Pierotti M.
    • Clin Genet. 2014 Jan;85(1):7-15. doi: 10.1111/cge.12298. Epub 2013 Nov 5.
    • The importance of understanding the psychological meaning of Angelina Jolie's surgery.
    • Goin MK.
    • J Psychiatr Pract. 2014 Jan;20(1):61-2. doi: 10.1097/01.pra.0000442939.69198.0c.
    • Body Image and Sexuality After Surgery, Cancer and/or Treatment, for Survivors and Previvors.
    • Sharon Bober
    • FORCE. Be Empowered Webinars. 2013 Aug 28.
    • Long-term follow-up of Jewish women with a BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation who underwent population genetic screening.
    • Metcalfe KA, Mian N, Enmore M, Poll A, Llacuachaqui M, Nanda S, Sun P, Hughes KS, Narod SA.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Jun;133(2):735-40. doi: 10.1007/s10549-011-1941-0. Epub 2012 Jan 13.
    • Long-term psychosocial outcomes of BRCA1/BRCA2 testing: differences across affected status and risk-reducing surgery choice.
    • Graves KD, Vegella P, Poggi EA, Peshkin BN, Tong A, Isaacs C, Finch C, Kelly S, Taylor KL, Luta G, Schwartz MD.
    • Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Mar;21(3):445-55. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-11-0991. Epub 2012 Feb 10.