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Previvors

Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-changing Decisions
Port, Dina Roth (Book - 2010)
Previvors
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The first guide to all surgical and nonsurgical options for women with a high risk for breast cancer.

Advances in genetic testing and risk assessment have changed the face of medicine, but with them has come a Pandora's box of dilemmas. Imagine discovering you had a significant risk for developing breast cancer. What would you do?

Through the incredible true stories of five young friends, as well as interviews with more than seventy top breast cancer experts, health writer Dina Roth Port addresses the universal questions of women everywhere who have watched family members suffer from the disease and wondered, "Am I next?" Full of practical information, Previvors is the first comprehensive book to guide women through the difficult process of determining their risk, weighing the options, and coping with the emotions of deciding to undergo surgery. Readers will learn:

•The pros and cons of getting tested for the BRCA gene

•How to decide between surgical or nonsurgical options

•The latest research in breast cancer surveillance

•The advanced new world of breast reconstruction

•How to overcome body image and sex issues post-surgery, and more

From navigating health insurance coverage to finding the right medical team, Previvors is an invaluable resource for women facing decisions about their risk and future health.

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Discusses the availability of tests to determine whether women carry a gene tied to breast cancer, positive and negative aspects of preventative mastectomies, and information about reconstructive surgeries.

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Through the incredible true stories of five young friends, as well as interviews with more than seventy top breast cancer experts, health writer Dina Roth Port addresses the universal questions of women everywhere who have watched family members suffer from the disease and wondered, "Am I next?" Full of practical information, Previvors is the first comprehensive book to guide women through the difficult process of determining their risk, weighing the options, and coping with the emotions of deciding to undergo surgery.

Authors: Port, Dina Roth
Statement of Responsibility: Dina Roth Port ; [foreword by Ken Offit]
Title: Previvors
facing the breast cancer gene and making life-changing decisions
Publisher: New York : Avery, c2010
Characteristics: xiii, 267 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes: "A groundbreaking guide with the stories of five courageous women"--Cover
"Includes the stories of Suzanne Citere, Rori Clark, Lisa Marton, Amy Rosenthal, and Mayde Wiener."
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-254) and index
Subject Headings: Mastectomy Breast Cancer Prevention Breast Cancer Risk factors Breast Cancer Genetic aspects
Topical Term: Mastectomy
Breast
Breast
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Additional Contributors: Offit, Kenneth
LCCN: 2010023026
ISBN: 158333405X
9781583334058
Branch Call Number: 616.9944 P
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