Genetic testing for breast cancer mutations: how women decide

Women with a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer can have genetic testing to find out their own likelihood of developing breast cancer later in life. Some women decide to have the test. Others not to. Either way, this choice can be complex and involve others in these women's lives. 

The aim of this study is to understand how women decide whether or not to have the test, and if/how others around them (friends, family) play a role of these decisions.

To be eligible, you must be:

  •  Women

  • Over 18 years old

  • Having recently decided to have - or not - genetic testing for BRCA 1/2

  • Being willing to be interviewed face-to-face or over Skype

To read the Participant Information Sheet, click here.

To take part, please contact the principal investigator

Mark Wherry:

We look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you for your interest in this study.