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Living with Hereditary Cancer Risk

What You and Your Family Need to Know

The most comprehensive guide available on hereditary cancers, from understanding risk, prevention, and genetic counseling and testing to treatment, quality of life, and more.

Up to 10 percent of cancers are caused by inherited mutations in specific genes. Finding out that you or your loved ones may be at increased risk of developing cancer because of a genetic mutation raises a lot of questions: Is cancer inevitable? Is there anything I should do differently in my life? Will my children also be at higher risk of cancer? Should I have preemptive treatments or surgery? This comprehensive guide provides answers to these questions and more.

Written by three passionate patient advocates, this book is a compilation of the trusted information and support provided for more than two decades by Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), the de facto voice of the hereditary cancer community. Combining the latest scientific research with national guidelines, expert advice, and compelling patient stories, the book offers previvors (those who have a mutation but have never been diagnosed), survivors, and their families the guidance they need to face the unique physical and emotional challenges of living in a high-risk body.

An ideal resource for genetic counselors, physicians, nurses, advocates, and others who support and care for the hereditary cancer community, Living with Hereditary Cancer Risk also provides coverage of

• signs of inherited cancer risk in a family;
• the value of genetic counseling and testing;
• mutations in BRCA, Lynch Syndrome, and other genes that elevate cancer risk;
• risk-reducing strategies;
• traditional treatments and newer personalized approaches, including immunotherapies and PARP inhibitors;
• nationally recommended guidelines for prevention, early detection, and treatment;
• insurance coverage and discrimination protections; and
• coping with sexual health, fertility, menopause, and other quality of life issues.

About the Authors

Kathy Steligo (SAN CARLOS, CA) is the author of The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook and the coauthor of Confronting Chronic Pain and The Breast Cancer Book. She is a two-time breast cancer survivor. Sue Friedman, DVM (GULFPORT, FL), the founder and executive director of Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), is a breast cancer survivor with a BRCA2 mutation. Allison W. Kurian, MD, MSc (STANFORD, CA) is a clinical oncologist and the director of the Stanford Women's Clinical Cancer Genetics Program.

Endorsements

"An up-to-date and comprehensive resource on inherited cancer risk that touches on the assessment, prevention, screening, and management of these conditions. This is an ambitious project written by leaders in the field, and I'm impressed at the range of topics that are covered with great detail and nuance."

- Julie S. Mak, MS, MSc, Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program, University of California San Francisco

"Addressing the needs of previvors and survivors of cancer, this excellent resource walks the line between science/medical knowledge and personal empowerment. It empowers patients to ask questions and set expectations of providers while comforting them with anecdotes that are honest, raw, and heartwarming. The authors are a powerhouse of expertise in diagnosis and care. Their years of advocacy and individual patient support is what allows this book to feel as if 'written just for me' to its readers."

- Christine E. Van Cott, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Hospital of Tampa

"Living with Hereditary Cancer Risk is exactly the volume you would expect from this exceptional team: clear, thorough, and comprehensive. The authors cover the essential details of the most important inherited cancer syndromes, from the genes themselves to options for management of the associated cancer risks and even to their treatment. This book will become a well-thumbed reference for individuals and families with inherited cancer risks, and for their providers as well."

- Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH, Chief, Division for Cancer Genetics and Prevention, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

"Living with Hereditary Cancer Risk provides a thorough, step-by-step guide for individuals and families coping with inherited cancer risk. It includes tools and strategies to overcome the sense of 'destiny' that can accompany a genetic risk diagnosis and replaces it with a sense of personal control. This book should be read by anyone interested in understanding the role that genetics plays in their risk for cancer and how that knowledge can translate into an informed, proactive approach to management of their health."

- Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center

"Living with Hereditary Cancer Risk is a comprehensive resource, providing everything patients, their families and caregivers, and healthcare providers need to know about inherited cancers. The authors provide a wealth of information so that all impacted by hereditary cancers have the necessary knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about screening, risk reduction, treatment, and management of the long-term emotional and physical issues experienced by cancer previvors and survivors."

- Deanna J. Attai, MD, FACS, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
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