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Waiting for cancer to come : women's experiences with genetic testing and medical decision making for breast and ovarian cancer

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Publisher: Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Waiting for Cancer to Come tells the stories of women who are struggling with their high risk for cancer. Based on interviews and surveys of dozens of women, this book pieces together the diverse yet interlocking experiences of women who have tested positive for the BRCA 1/2 gene mutations, which indicate a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Sharlene Hesse-Biber brings these narratives to light  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
ISBN: 9780472072194 0472072196 9780472052196 0472052195
OCLC Number: 869346401
Description: x, 216 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The genetic testing industry : capitalizing on fear, selling empowerment --
Ready for the test --
"You're BRCA positive" --
Waiting and watching --
The surgical fix --
Finding a new normal --
Toward empowerment.
Responsibility: Sharlene Hesse-Biber.

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A narrative-driven exploration of the effects of BRCA genetic testing on the lives of at-risk women  Read more...

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