ICARE Social Media Post February 2021

Sharing Genetic Test Results with Family Members of BRCA, PALB2, CHEK2, and ATM Carriers

Our team recently published “Sharing Genetic Test Results with Family Members of π˜‰π˜™π˜Šπ˜ˆ, π˜—π˜ˆπ˜“π˜‰2, π˜Šπ˜π˜Œπ˜’2, and π˜ˆπ˜›π˜” Carriers” in π˜—π˜’π˜΅π˜ͺ𝘦𝘯𝘡 𝘌π˜₯𝘢𝘀𝘒𝘡π˜ͺ𝘰𝘯 𝘒𝘯π˜₯ 𝘊𝘰𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘭π˜ͺ𝘯𝘨 Special Issue on Genetics. View the article available at:

Challenges and barriers to family sharing included concern for family members’ reactions, complexities of information, lack of closeness, perceived relevance, & emotional impact.

Motivators to sharing personal genetic test results with family members included health protection and prevention, moral obligation, decisional empowerment, familial ties, written resources, & contextualization for a family cause for cancer.

For inherited cancer resources that may help you share your genetic test results with family members, check out geneshare.net

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