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Thursday, July 30 • 3:50pm - 5:20pm
S8: Managing an Increased Risk of Breast Cancer: Stress Reduction and Risk Reducing Surgery Decisions

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Women from high risk breast families, with or without a BRCA1/2 mutation, need to manage their risk, yet little is known about how they understand, conceptualise and make decisions about risk. This symposium explores this issue from multiple perspectives, using mixed Australian and US data, and reporting new results from a very large, prospective study of high risk women.

Chair: Phyllis Butow
Discussant: Mary Jane Esplen

S8-1: Risk Perception in Women at High Risk of Breast Cancer: Intuitive Versus Cognitive, P. Butow

**S8-2: Does Stress Cause Cancer? A 15 Year Prospective Study of Women at High Risk of Breast Cancer, P. Butow

S8-3: Factors Associated with the Decision to have Risk Reducing Mastectomy or Oopherectomy, M. Price

S8-4: Prophylactic Mastectomy Decision-Making: What Help do Women Need?, A. Patendaude

**S8-2 will be presented first.



Thursday July 30, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Marquis Salon 7/8

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