Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theo Ross delivers the first authoritative, go-to for people facinga genetic predisposition for cancer
There are 13 million people with cancer in the United States, and its estimated that about 1.3 millionof these cases are hereditary. Yet despite advanced training in cancer genetics and years ofpracticing medicine, Dr. Theo Ross was never certain whether the history of cancers in her familywas simple bad luck or a sign that they were carriers of a cancer-causing genetic mutation. Then shewas diagnosed with melanoma, and for someone with a dark complexion, melanoma made no sense.It turned out there was a genetic factor at work.
Using her own familys story, the latest science of cancer genetics, and her experience as apracticing physician, Ross shows readers how to spot the patterns of inherited cancer, how to gettested for cancer-causing genes, and what to do if you have one. With a foreword by SiddarthaMukherjee, prize winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, this will be the first authoritative, go-to for people facing inherited cancer, this book empowers readers to face their genetic heritagewithout fear and to make decisions that will keep them and their families healthy.
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