As young adult female cancer survivors (aged 18-35) make family-building decisions, understanding the specific nature of their concerns is important. We evaluated survivors' concerns about potential health risks to future children including genetic susceptibility for cancer with an internet-based survey study (N?=?187). Sixty-five percent reported concern about passing on a genetic cancer risk to their children, and scores did not vary regardless of association with cancer at high risk for genetic transmission. Genetic counseling and education about family-building options may be important to survivors concerned about health risks to offspring to support family-building decisions based on personalized medical information.
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