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Confronting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

Sue Friedman

Confronting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

identify your risk, understand your options, change your destiny

by Sue Friedman

  • 239 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Breast,
  • Cancer,
  • Popular works,
  • Ovaries,
  • Risk factors,
  • Prevention,
  • Genetic aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementSue Friedman, Rebecca Sutphen, and Kathy Steligo
    SeriesA Johns Hopkins Press health book
    ContributionsSutphen, Rebecca, Steligo, Kathy
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC280.B8 F739 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24885450M
    ISBN 101421404079, 1421404087
    ISBN 109781421404073, 9781421404080
    LC Control Number2011019918

    Gareth Evans, The Lancet About the Author Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer If you're concerned that the cancer in your family is hereditary, you face difficult choices regarding your own potentially high risk. How will you deal with surgical menopause if you have risk-reducing oophorectomy removal of the ovaries? Individuals in these families may have a moderate increased risk for breast cancer due to a combination of environmental and minor or unknown genetic factors. Confronting hereditary cancer is a complex, confusing, and highly individual journey.

    The presentation of these syndromes in a family may overlap with that of HBOC, but can sometimes be distinguished based on characteristic features, such as physical exam findings. A risk factor is something that increases your chance of developing a disease. We cannot leave this important health information to chance. The BreastCareSite. Be well. Confronting hereditary cancer is a complex, confusing, and highly individual journey.

    The authors of this book would undoubtedly argue that more research and more access to genetic testing is needed, both for prevention and for the hope of finding a cure. My test result was positive: an inherited BRCA 2 gene mutation caused my breast cancer, and also put me at very high risk for 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 resource tackles head-on the challenges of living in a high-risk body. Based on your family medical history, your own medical history and your lifestyle, a qualified genetic counselor can assess your breast cancer risk to determine whether you should consider being tested for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation.


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Confronting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer by Sue Friedman Download PDF Ebook

I was otherwise healthy, and only one relative, my grandmother, in my small family tree had also had cancer. Gareth Evans, The Lancet Genetic testing can help to identify people with BRCA gene mutations.

Something happens when the planned becomes the unplanned and the expected becomes the unexpected. We cannot leave this important health information to chance. With Confronting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer book unique combination of the latest research, expert advice, and compelling personal stories, this book gives previvors, survivors, and Confronting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer book family members the guidance they need to face the unique challenges of hereditary cancer.

Be empowered. My test result was positive: an inherited BRCA 2 gene mutation caused my breast cancer, and also put me at very high risk for ovarian cancer. Management Increased surveillance clinical breast exam, mammogram, and MRI and consideration of risk reducing interventions such as chemoprevention and preventive mastectomy or oophorectomy are recommended.

Other Genes that Contribute to Breast and Ovarian Cancer There are other hereditary cancer syndromes that increase the risk for breast cancer, such as Cowden syndrome and Li-Fraumeni syndrome. Our accompanying Peer Navigation Program connects ovarian cancer survivors with compassionate support, and helps these women make important and potentially lifesaving decisions about their health.

How will you deal with surgical menopause if you have risk-reducing oophorectomy removal of the ovaries? Written by three passionate advocates for the hereditary cancer community who are themselves breast cancer survivors, Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer dispels myths and misinformation and presents practical risk-reducing alternatives and decision-making tools.

As an incredibly rich user-manual for anyone in this situation, Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer can serve as one of those heavy tools. We have all been Side-Swiped! 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 resource tackles head-on the challenges of living in a high-risk body.

It was historically classifed under "carcinoma of unknown primary" CUP. Duffy, Jr. In fact, national expert guidelines recommend that all women with ovarian cancer—regardless of their age at diagnosis, and even those with no other cancer in their family—receive information about genetic testing.

Some of the topics include assessing your risk deciding if you should even have genetic testing ; in-depth explanations of what BRCA means, and what test results actually mean; prevention options, including chemoprevention, mastectomy, and oophorectomy; lifestyle choices like nutrition and physical activity; and even some alternative options for prevention that are still being researched.

If you are tested, the genetic counselor can explain the implications of your test result and estimate your risk of developing breast cancer.

Be empowered. Having a genetic mutation or additional risk factors for breast cancer doesn't guarantee you'll develop the disease; it means you're more likely to do so.

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

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