Table 6

Frequency of referral to genetic counseling for breast cancer self-reported by physicians according to the risk categories of asymptomatic women of different age groups

RISK CATEGORIESOFTEN OR ALWAYS REFER FOR GENETIC COUNSELING, N (%)*
35–49 y with no risk factors for breast cancer427 (2.1)
35–49 y with no familial risk factors for breast cancer426 (10.1)
35–49 y with familial risk factors for breast cancer427 (54.3)
≥ 70 y with good life expectancy (more than 5 y)430 (4.7)
≥ 70 y without good life expectancy (less than 5 y)426 (1.9)
  • * Results are presented for physicians who responded to the questions only.