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Around 25% of women undergoing genetic testing for breast cancer report:

1. high levels of anxiety and intrusive thoughts about the potential consequences of testing
2. constant/frequent worrying about risk of getting cancer
3. many partners report same / higher anxiety levels


The Shared Decision-Making framework suggests three stages:

1. Information exchange stage
2. Deliberation stage (mutually deliberate on treatment options and reach consensus on the preferred treatment option)
3. Decision stage (agree on a plan to be implemented)


The _________ has ultimate authority over the final decision



The goal of palliative care is to...

ease suffering, not prolong life


rigorous scientific studies show ________ between positive thinking and cancer survival

no correlation