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Positive results : making the best decisions when you're at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer

Author: Joi L Morris; Ora K Gordon
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2010.
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Discovering you are at risk allows you to make informed choices about lifestyle and medical interventions. But genetic information may still leave individuals overwhelmed by anxiety and fear. Learn about women who are coming to grips with the information of their genetic and medical tests.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joi L Morris; Ora K Gordon
ISBN: 9781591027768 1591027764
OCLC Number: 318872885
Description: 395 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: My family has a history of breast cancer --
Assessing breast and ovarian cancer risk through genetic testing. Genetics 101 ; Genetic counseling and genetic testing : do I really want to know? ; Beyond the basics : issues relating to children --
Understanding increased cancer risk. Understanding hereditary cancer risk ; Modifying risk ; Beyond BRCA : other genomic assessments of breast cancer risk ; BRCA-positive men --
Making decisions. Choosing surveillance ; Choosing mastectomy ; Choosing breast reconstruction ; Tips, tricks, and some words of caution ; Managing ovarian cancer risk ; Managing menopause ; Taking action on the big decision : my story --
Appendix. Other genes linked to hereditary breast cancer.
Responsibility: Joi L. Morris & Ora K. Gordon ; foreword by Beth Y. Karlan ; preface by Selma R. Schimmel.

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Discovering you are at risk allows you to make informed choices about lifestyle and medical interventions. But genetic information may still leave individuals overwhelmed by anxiety and fear. Learn about women who are coming to grips with the information of their genetic and medical tests.

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