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

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This unique and important guidebook is a single, comprehensive source of information and advice to help women (and some men) at high risk for breast and for ovarian cancer because of family history and genetic profile. One part memoir, three parts "how to" manual, Positive Results explains in a clear and steady manner the myths and realities of "the breast cancer genes." It lays out all the options in easy-to-follow, compassionate language. It will help women and men decide if they want to pursue genetic testing, guide them in interpreting their test results, and give them a sound basis for making the life-saving decisions required to manage their risks.Authors Joi Morris and Dr. Ora Karp Gordon cover all of the latest medical options, including genetic testing for breast cancer risk, breast cancer surveillance, assessing risk, mastectomy and breast reconstruction techniques, ovarian cancer surveillance, surgery, managing menopause, and cancer risks in men who carry mutations on BRCA genes. Along the way, Joi tells her personal story and that of other women and men who have made the gut-wrenching decisions required to survive in this world of astronomical risk. At the age of forty-two, Joi learned that she has a genetic mutation on a gene known as BRCA2. The test results meant that her risk of getting breast cancer could be as high as 84 percent by age seventy, and that her risk for ovarian cancer was also high. Compounding her risk was the fact that her mother had developed breast cancer in her forties. After much research and consultation, the result of which is this book, Joi made the difficult decision of undergoing prophylactic mastectomies.This straightforward and practical approach combined with the poignant personal experience of a woman at risk facing these challenging decisions will provide readers with the feeling that they have had the benefit of a long conversation with both a trusted physician and a friend who has just gone through the same uncertainties they are facing.
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subject_facet BRCA genes, Breast -- Cancer -- Genetic aspects, Breast -- Cancer -- Risk factors, Ovaries -- Cancer -- Genetic aspects, Ovaries -- Cancer -- Risk factors
table_of_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.
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title Positive results : making the best decisions when you're at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer
title_display Positive results : making the best decisions when you're at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer
title_full Positive results : making the best decisions when you're at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer / Joi L. Morris & Ora K. Gordon ; foreword by Beth Y. Karlan ; preface by Selma R. Schimmel
title_short Positive results :
title_sort positive results making the best decisions when you're at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer
title_sub making the best decisions when you're at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer