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A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance

Author: Theodora Ross
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016]
Series: Thorndike Press large print lifestyles.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theo Ross delivers the first authoritative, go-to guide for people facing a genetic predisposition for cancer. This book empowers readers to face their genetic heritage without fear and make decisions that will keep them and their families healthy.
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Biography
Named Person: Theodora Ross
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodora Ross
ISBN: 9781410491305 1410491307
OCLC Number: 946905443
Notes: Originally published: New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016].
Includes index.
Description: 505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Knowledge that can save your life --
The double helix: biology isn't destiny --
Taking a family history: dealing with silence, dealing with drama --
Is your doctor truthy? Are you? --
Genetic counseling, genetic testing, and family conversations --
How to manage your cancer risk when information is limited --
Targeted treatments for cancer: realities, myths, possibilities --
Science is a group project: data points and you.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print lifestyles.
Responsibility: by Theodora Ross, M.D., Ph. D.

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Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theo Ross delivers the first authoritative, go-to guide for people facing a genetic predisposition for cancer. This book empowers readers to face their genetic heritage without fear and make decisions that will keep them and their families healthy.

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