Both of Susie's parents died from breast cancer. Susie tested positive for the BRCA1 gene, the BRCA2 gene, and HPV; however, she does not have any cancer cells in her body or any signs or symptoms. Susie just called you and told you that she has decided to undergo a double radical mastectomy to remove both of her breasts and a complete hysterectomy to remove her ovaries, uterus, and cervix. Susie is 29 years old, has no children, and is not married. She is extremely scared. She was on her cell phone when she called and lost her signal. What will your advice be for Susie when she calls you back? Make sure you back up your advice with supporting evidence. You can use outside sources - just make sure you cite them in correct APA format for in-text citations and include the full reference in a list at the end of your answer in correct APA format© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:24 am ad1c9bdddf
If tests show Susie has no cancer cells present she should be advised not to proceed with her radical plans. Her steadfast and proactive efforts to continue preventive screening should be ...
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Complex Causes of Cancer
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