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Angela's decision : outsmarting my cancer genes and determining my fate

Author: Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One woman's brave journey to take action against her genetic predisposition to cancer. After a routine pap smear in 2009, Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh discovered that she had tested positive for BRCA1, a genetic trait that predisposed her to breast and ovarian cancer. After her initial shock-and subsequent to consulting with medical professionals, friends, and family-the proactive mother and teacher embarked on a
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh
ISBN: 9781632204738 1632204738
OCLC Number: 884814968
Description: xvii, 185 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh.

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"One woman's brave journey to take action against her genetic predisposition to cancer. After a routine pap smear in 2009, Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh discovered that she had tested positive for BRCA1, a genetic trait that predisposed her to breast and ovarian cancer. After her initial shock-and subsequent to consulting with medical professionals, friends, and family-the proactive mother and teacher embarked on a mission to nip the issue at the bud. Written with unbridled candor and lively prose, Angela's Decision follows Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh's yearlong journey through a myriad of clinics, hospitals, and numerous operations. It is a story of struggle and trial, highlighting the challenges both she and her family faced in her crusade against her genetic condition, and the great courage she showed in ensuring the mistakes of her parents did not become her own."--

"Written with unbridled candor and lively prose, Angela's Decision follows Angela's yearlong journey through a myriad of clinics, hospitals, and numerous operations. It is a story of struggle and trial, highlighting the challenges both she and her family faced in her crusade against her genetic predisposition to cancer, and the great courage she showed in ensuring that the mistakes of her parents did not become her own"--

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