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Table 2 Main themes and subthemes arising from interview data

From: Decisions about prophylactic gynecologic surgery: a qualitative study of the experience of female Lynch syndrome mutation carriers

Main themes Subthemes
1. Factors associated with prophylactic gynecological surgery decisions Wanting to mitigate cancer worry
  Empathetic knowledge of others’ cancer experiences
  Physician recommendation
  Demographic factors such as age and parity
2. Information provision and needs Feeling adequately informed prior to surgery
  Needing time to process information prior to surgery
  Information needs, including the sudden onset of surgical-induced menopausal symptoms and the risk and benefits of hormone replacement therapy