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Understanding BRCA : Living with the Breast Cancer Gene.

Author: Clarissa Foster
Publisher: La Vergne : Hammersmith Books Limited, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed explanation of what the BRCA gene mutation is and what it can mean in terms of increased risk of cancer, embedded within the author's own familial and personal experience. Why might you  Read more...

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Foster, Clarissa.
Understanding BRCA : Living with the Breast Cancer Gene.
La Vergne : Hammersmith Books Limited, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clarissa Foster
ISBN: 9781781611210 1781611211
OCLC Number: 1012345243
Awards: Winner of Beryl Bainbridge First-time Author Award 2019
Commended for BMA Book Awards (Popular Medicine) 2018
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages)
Contents: ""Title Page""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Forewords""; ""Explanatory note""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Introduction""; ""Section I: Living with BRCA gene mutations""; ""1: How it began""; ""Section II: Understanding BRCA gene mutations""; ""2: The history of BRCA""; ""3: What is the BRCA gene?""; ""4: The effect of BRCA gene mutations""; ""Section III: Cancer and its relationship with BRCA gene mutations""; ""5: Cancer""; ""6: Breast cancer""; ""7: Male breast cancer""; ""8: Ovarian cancer""; ""9: Uterine cancer and BRCA mutations â#x80;#x93; is there a link?""; ""10: Prostate cancer"" ""11: Other BRCA-associated cancers""""Section IV: Managing your risk""; ""12: Referral to a specialist genetics service""; ""13: Screening""; ""14: Chemoprevention""; ""15: Risk-reducing surgery""; ""16: Survival impact â#x80;#x93; efficacy of risk-reducing surgery and breast screening on reducing cancer mortality""; ""17: The importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle in cancer prevention""; ""18: Other useful information""; ""Section V: My personal journey""; ""19: Diagnosis and decision making""; ""20: My risk-reducing surgeries""; ""21: Effect on my body image, identity and sexual functioning"" ""22: A final thought""""Glossary""; ""Appendix: European BRCA1/2 mutations""; ""References""; ""Resources""; ""Index""; ""About the author""; ""Copyright""

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