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Table 2 Most important reasons to request genetic counselling for the familial occurrence of breast/ovarian cancer: differences between the withdrawers (n = 48) and the attendees (n = 85)

From: Withdrawal from Genetic Counselling for Cancer

  withdrawers attendees χ2
  n % n % p-value
to obtain certainty 29 60 32 38 0.01
to be able to take preventive actions 23 48 49 48 0.97
to estimate the risk for my children 17 35 51 60 0.01
to help science 6 13 10 12 0.90
worried about cancer (recurrence) 12 25 24 28 0.69
requested by a family member 3 6 19 22 0.02
referred by a physician 11 23 11 13 0.14
general planning for the future 2 4 0 - [0.06]
family planning 1 2 4 5 0.45