BREAST RECONSTRUCTION: YOUR CHOICE
Confronting Hereditary Breast and
If you're concerned that the cancer in your family is hereditary, you face difficult choices regarding your own potentially high risk.
Confronting hereditary cancer is a complex, confusing, and highly individual journey. Whether you're a previvor (you've inherited high risk but haven't been diagnosed with cancer) or a survivor (you've been treated for cancer), Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Identify Your Risk, Understand Your Options, Change Your Destiny has the answers you're looking for. In fact, it probably resolves many questions you haven't yet asked, including:
Amazon rating: 5 stars
Written by three passionate advocates for the hereditary cancer community who are themselves breast cancer survivors; all three have had genetic counseling and genetic testing.
"The substance of each chapter is impeccably accurate, and the authors honestly acknowledge the limits of our current understanding of this incredibly complex disorder...the tone of the book is an extraordinary combination of indisputably authoritative and insightful information, presented in a voice that is calm, clear, direct, balanced, realistic, and yet optimistic."~Mark H. Greene, M.D., Chief, Clinical Genetics Branch, National Cancer Institute
"This book is a roadmap through the maze of alternatives, information, and decision-making that comes with living in a high-risk body...an exceptionally well written and well researched book."~Gareth Evans, The Lancet
"...a clear, compassionate guide to the decisions women with a BRCA mutation face."~Charlotte Sutton, Tampa Bay Times
"As an incredibly rich user manual for anyone in this situation."~The BreastCareSite.com
"...the right balance of good scientific and medical information with personal stories from many women who have had cancer, are survivors of a cancer diagnosis, or who are previvors (have a family history or known genetic mutation)."~Nursing Times