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Table 5 Knowledge questions of familial breast cancer

From: Design of the BRISC study: a multicentre controlled clinical trial to optimize the communication of breast cancer risks in genetic counselling

  Items True (T)/ False (F)
1 There is more than one gene that can increase the risk of breast cancer T
2 With hereditary breast cancer, breast cancer develops generally more likely at a younger age compared to non-hereditary breast cancer T
3 A father can pass down a genetic predisposition for breast cancer to his daughter T
4 Even if a woman doesn't have a genetic predisposition for breast cancer, her children still can get the genetic predisposition from their grandmother (their mother's mother) F
5 Regular breast cancer screening can prevent the development of breast cancer F
6 A DNA test can determine whether one will or will not certainly develop breast cancer F
7 Genetic inheritance is the main cause of breast cancer in most patients with breast cancer F
8 All women who have a genetic predisposition for breast cancer will get cancer F
9 With ageing, the residual risk of getting breast cancer becomes smaller T
10 The risk of getting breast cancer within the next ten years is equal to the total lifetime risk of getting breast cancer F