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Who created it? Friedman, Sue.
What's it called? Confronting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer : identify your risk, understand your options, change your destiny / Sue Friedman, Rebecca Sutphen, and Kathy Steligo ; foreword by Mark H. Greene.
Who published it? Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  616.99449 Fri  AVAILABLE
What's it like? xix, 261 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Yea! More in this series! A Johns Hopkins Press health book
Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references and index.
What's it about? 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.
What's in it? 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.
Helpful subjects! Breast -- Cancer -- Genetic aspects -- Popular works.
Breast -- Cancer -- Risk factors -- Popular works.
Breast -- Cancer -- Prevention -- Popular works.
Ovaries -- Cancer -- Genetic aspects -- Popular works.
Ovaries -- Cancer -- Risk factors -- Popular works.
Ovaries -- Cancer -- Prevention -- Popular works.
Breast Neoplasms -- genetics -- Popular Works.
Breast Neoplasms -- prevention & control -- Popular Works.
Ovarian Neoplasms -- genetics -- Popular Works.
Ovarian Neoplasms -- prevention & control -- Popular Works.
More people who helped! Sutphen, Rebecca.
Steligo, Kathy.
Special numbers! 9781421404080 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1421404087 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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