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ABSTRACT




Psychological care program for participants of cancer genetic counseling with high risk of breast and ovarian cancer

doi: 10.24875/j.gamo.20000372

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Reyna J. Martínez-Arriaga, Health Sciences Division, Centro Universitario de Tonala, Universidad de Guadalajara, Tonala, Jalisco, Mexico
Leivy P. González-Ramírez, Health Sciences Division, Centro Universitario de Tonala, Universidad de Guadalajara, Tonala, Jalisco, Mexico
Azucena Del Toro-Valero, Genetics Service, Instituto Jalisciense de Cancerología, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Rebeca Robles-García, Epidemiological and Psychosocial Research Directorate, Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría "Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz", Mexico City, Mexico
Antonio Oceguera-Villanueva, Genetics Service, Instituto Jalisciense de Cancerología, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Livia Zagame, Genetics Service, Instituto Jalisciense de Cancerología, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Aída A. Silva-García, Oncology Service, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara "Dr. Juan I. Menchaca", Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Adrián Daneri-Navarro, Physiology Department, Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico



This paper describes the creation and implementation of a Psychological Care Program (PCP) that treats patients who assist at cancer genetic counseling. It was created due to a series of collaborations between Universidad de Guadalajara and various national and international health institutions. Program goals include to assess the psychological state, emotional and decision-making support, as well as the promotion of healthy lifestyles in participants of PCP. A psychological treatment was created based on psycho-oncology, health psychology, and cognitive behavioral and transtheoretical model. Multidisciplinary interaction has been an essential element for its implementation.


Keywords: Psycho-oncology. Cancer genetic counseling. Breast cancer. Mental health. Psychosocial factors.