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Evaluation of a new genetic family history screening questionnaire for identifying Lynch syndrome

Harrison, Dawn S. DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC; Handley, Marilyn PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000515425.45908.af
Feature: COLORECTAL CANCER

Abstract: Family history is essential when screening for hereditary cancer syndromes. This article explores if a detailed genetic family history questionnaire is more effective in identifying at-risk individuals for Lynch syndrome than a basic family health questionnaire.

Family history is essential when screening for hereditary cancer syndromes. This article explores whether a detailed genetic family history questionnaire is more effective in identifying at-risk individuals for Lynch syndrome than a basic family health questionnaire.

Dawn S. Harrison is a family NP at the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Marilyn Handley is an associate professor at the Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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