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Confronting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer : identify your risk, understand your options, change your destiny

Author: Sue Friedman; Rebecca Sutphen; Kathy Steligo
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Series: Johns Hopkins Press health book.
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This book defines issues facing previvors and survivors of breast and ovarian cancer. Including information about genetic counseling and testing, preventive surgery, and fertility and family planning, as well as explanations of health insurance coverage and laws protecting genetic privacy, this title tackles the challenges of living in a high-risk body.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Friedman; Rebecca Sutphen; Kathy Steligo
ISBN: 9781421404073 9781421404080 1421404079 1421404087
OCLC Number: 732847851
Description: xix, 261 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Understanding cancer, genetics, and risk. Breast and ovarian cancer basics ; A peek inside : your genes at work ; Defining risk ; Hereditary cancer : what's swimming in your gene pool? --
pt. ll. Assessing your risk. Genetic counseling ; Genetic testing : facing your hereditary horoscope ; Decoding your test results --
pt. Ill. Managing your risk : your DNA doesn't have to be your destiny. Early detection strategies ; Chemoprevention ; Mastectomy tor risk reduction and treatment ; Reconstruction : new breasts after mastectomy ; Oophorectomy and other risk-reducing gynecologic surgeries ; Dealing with menopause and quality-of-life issues --
pt. IV. Living with BRCA : issues and answers. Managing lifestyle choices ; Sharing information with friends, family, and coworkers ; Young and at high risk ; How BRCA affects men ; Diagnosis : hereditary cancer ; Putting the pieces together to make difficult decisions.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Responsibility: Sue Friedman, Rebecca Sutphen, and Kathy Steligo ; foreword by Mark H. Greene.

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A fine resource discussing the challenges of living in a high-risk body. * Midwest Book Review * An insightful and informative read. * Nursing Times * A top pick for any breast cancer collection. * Read more...

 
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