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dc.contributor.authorMoynihan, C
dc.contributor.authorBancroft, EK
dc.contributor.authorMitra, A
dc.contributor.authorArdern-Jones, A
dc.contributor.authorCastro, E
dc.contributor.authorPage, EC
dc.contributor.authorEeles, RA
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-17T15:24:04Z
dc.date.issued2017-11
dc.identifier.citationPsycho-oncology, 2017, 26 (11), pp. 1987 - 1993
dc.identifier.issn1057-9249
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.icr.ac.uk/handle/internal/1002
dc.identifier.eissn1099-1611
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.4530
dc.description.abstractObjective Increased risk of prostate cancer (PCa) is observed in men with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations. Sex and gender are key determinants of health and disease although unequal care exists between the sexes. Stereotypical male attitudes are shown to lead to poor health outcomes.Methods Men with BRCA1/2 mutations and diagnosed with PCa were identified and invited to participate in a qualitative interview study. Data were analysed using a framework approach. "Masculinity theory" was used to report the impact of having both a BRCA1/2 mutation and PCa.Results Eleven of 15 eligible men were interviewed. The umbrella concept of "Ambiguity in a Masculine World" was evident. Men's responses often matched those of women in a genetic context. Men's BRCA experience was described, as "on the back burner" but "a bonus" enabling familial detection and early diagnosis of PCa. Embodiment of PCa took precedence as men revealed stereotypical "ideal" masculine responses such as stoicism and control while creating new "masculinities" when faced with the vicissitudes of having 2 gendered conditions.Conclusion Health workers are urged to take a reflexive approach, void of masculine ideals, a belief in which obfuscates men's experience. Research is required regarding men's support needs in the name of equality of care.
dc.formatPrint-Electronic
dc.format.extent1987 - 1993
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.subjectProstate
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectProstatic Neoplasms
dc.subjectGenetic Predisposition to Disease
dc.subjectSexual Behavior
dc.subjectMutation
dc.subjectGenes, BRCA1
dc.subjectGenes, BRCA2
dc.subjectQualitative Research
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectMen
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectInterviews as Topic
dc.subjectMasculinity
dc.titleAmbiguity in a masculine world: Being a BRCA1/2 mutation carrier and a man with prostate cancer.
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-08-08
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1002/pon.4530
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-11
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.relation.isPartOfPsycho-oncology
pubs.issue11
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pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/ICR Divisions/Genetics and Epidemiology/Oncogenetics
pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/ICR Divisions/Radiotherapy and Imaging
pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/ICR Divisions/Radiotherapy and Imaging/Oncogenetics
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pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group
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pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/ICR Divisions/Genetics and Epidemiology
pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/ICR Divisions/Genetics and Epidemiology/Oncogenetics
pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/ICR Divisions/Radiotherapy and Imaging
pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/ICR Divisions/Radiotherapy and Imaging/Oncogenetics
pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/Royal Marsden Clinical Units
pubs.publication-statusPublished
pubs.volume26
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icr.researchteamOncogeneticsen_US
dc.contributor.icrauthorEeles, Rosalinden
dc.contributor.icrauthorMarsden,en


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