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Table 3 Descriptive Statistics of Cancer Screening Behaviours and Perceived Effectiveness

From: Patient-physician relationships, health self-efficacy, and gynecologic cancer screening among women with Lynch syndrome

Screening Behaviour Participants Engaging in Screening Behaviour
N (%)
Perceived Effectiveness
Mean (SD)
I am watchful of certain symptoms 39 (78.0) 3.46 (1.04)
I obtain yearly transvaginal ultrasounds 28 (57.1) 3.41 (1.05)
I obtain yearly pelvic ultrasounds 23 (46.9) 3.64 (1.00)
I get blood tests for the CA125 marker 19 (38.8) 3.00 (1.11)
I obtain yearly endometrial biopsy 11 (22.4) 3.45 (1.13)
I am not aware of any risk reduction steps 2 (4.1) Not applicable
I had surgery to remove one ovary 2 (4.1) 3.00 (1.41)
I had surgery to remove my uterus 0
I had surgery to remove both ovaries 0
“D” and “C” - lining of the uterus is removed 0