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The Resource A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance, Theodora Ross

A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance, Theodora Ross

Label
A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance
Title
A cancer in the family
Title remainder
take control of your genetic inheritance
Statement of responsibility
Theodora Ross
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theo Ross delivers the first authoritative, go-to for people facing a genetic predisposition for cancer There are 13 million people with cancer in the United States, and it's estimated that about 1.3 million of these cases are hereditary. Yet despite advanced training in cancer genetics and years of practicing medicine, Dr. Theo Ross was never certain whether the history of cancers in her family was simple bad luck or a sign that they were carriers of a cancer-causing genetic mutation. Then she was 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 family's story, the latest science of cancer genetics, and her experience as a practicing physician, Ross shows readers how to spot the patterns of inherited cancer, how to get tested for cancer-causing genes, and what to do if you have one. With a foreword by Siddartha Mukherjee, 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 heritage without fear and to make decisions that will keep them and their families healthy"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Ross, Theodora
Dewey number
616.99/4042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC268.4
LC item number
.R68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ross, Theodora
  • Cancer
  • Families
  • Oncologists
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Label
A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance, Theodora Ross
Link
9781101982839.jpg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Knowledge that can save your life -- The double helix : biology isn't destiny -- Taking a family history : dealing with silence, dealing with drama -- Is your doctor truthy? Are you? -- Genetic counseling, genetic testing, and family conversations -- How to manage your cancer risk when information is limited -- Targeted treatments for cancer : realities, myths, possibilities -- Science is a group project : data points and you
  • Knowledge that can save your life. Why not "just get tested"? ; A family history of cancer is a powerful tool for better health ; The double helix : biology isn't destiny ; Every cancer is genetic ; A short (very short) tutorial in genetics ; Inherited vs. sporadic cancer ; Does cancer run in your family? Look for these signs ; Inherited cancer syndromes ; Cancer and family secrets ; Charting your family's health history -- Taking a family history : dealing with silence, dealing with drama. Genogram to the rescue ; Fuzzy facts : when the family's cancer truth is lost to history ; Secret ethnic histories ; How to learn about your genetic inheritance when you're adopted ; The best time to see your doctor ; Is your doctor truthy? Are you? ; (truthy) things doctors say about inherited cancer ; When medical records lie ; HIPAA: it helps more than it hurts ; What about me? What about you? How to avoid avoidance ; Genetic counseling, genetic testing, and family conversations ; Do you need genetic counseling? ; How genetic counselors can help you ; Get the most from your genetic counseling appointment ; What happens during genetic testing ; What about direct-to-consumer genetic tests? ; Understanding the results of a genetic test ; Getting the news ; We need "mystery patients" to help us understand the genome ; Effects on your insurance policies and employment ; Telling your family about a mutation in a cancer gene ; How to manage your cancer risk when information is limited ; Cancer risk management and the powers it brings ; Risk management options for common family cancer syndromes ; Difficulties in decision making ; Tools for resolving decisional conflict ; Targeted treatments for cancer : realities, myths, possibilities ; What are targeted therapies? ; Hormonal therapies ; Kinase inhibitors ; PARP inhibitors ; Therapeutic antibodies ; Immune therapies ; Combined therapies ; How to silt hope from hype ; Why we need clinical trials ; What about sequencing the whole genome of your germline or tumor? ; Science is a group project : data points and you ; Privacy, consent, and good data-sharing ; Let's build data-sharing plans for cancer genetics ; What families can do to accelerate cancer research
Control code
1642575
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 286 pages
Isbn
9781101982839
Lccn
2015026294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1642575
  • (OCoLC)927104032
Label
A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance, Theodora Ross
Link
9781101982839.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Knowledge that can save your life -- The double helix : biology isn't destiny -- Taking a family history : dealing with silence, dealing with drama -- Is your doctor truthy? Are you? -- Genetic counseling, genetic testing, and family conversations -- How to manage your cancer risk when information is limited -- Targeted treatments for cancer : realities, myths, possibilities -- Science is a group project : data points and you
  • Knowledge that can save your life. Why not "just get tested"? ; A family history of cancer is a powerful tool for better health ; The double helix : biology isn't destiny ; Every cancer is genetic ; A short (very short) tutorial in genetics ; Inherited vs. sporadic cancer ; Does cancer run in your family? Look for these signs ; Inherited cancer syndromes ; Cancer and family secrets ; Charting your family's health history -- Taking a family history : dealing with silence, dealing with drama. Genogram to the rescue ; Fuzzy facts : when the family's cancer truth is lost to history ; Secret ethnic histories ; How to learn about your genetic inheritance when you're adopted ; The best time to see your doctor ; Is your doctor truthy? Are you? ; (truthy) things doctors say about inherited cancer ; When medical records lie ; HIPAA: it helps more than it hurts ; What about me? What about you? How to avoid avoidance ; Genetic counseling, genetic testing, and family conversations ; Do you need genetic counseling? ; How genetic counselors can help you ; Get the most from your genetic counseling appointment ; What happens during genetic testing ; What about direct-to-consumer genetic tests? ; Understanding the results of a genetic test ; Getting the news ; We need "mystery patients" to help us understand the genome ; Effects on your insurance policies and employment ; Telling your family about a mutation in a cancer gene ; How to manage your cancer risk when information is limited ; Cancer risk management and the powers it brings ; Risk management options for common family cancer syndromes ; Difficulties in decision making ; Tools for resolving decisional conflict ; Targeted treatments for cancer : realities, myths, possibilities ; What are targeted therapies? ; Hormonal therapies ; Kinase inhibitors ; PARP inhibitors ; Therapeutic antibodies ; Immune therapies ; Combined therapies ; How to silt hope from hype ; Why we need clinical trials ; What about sequencing the whole genome of your germline or tumor? ; Science is a group project : data points and you ; Privacy, consent, and good data-sharing ; Let's build data-sharing plans for cancer genetics ; What families can do to accelerate cancer research
Control code
1642575
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 286 pages
Isbn
9781101982839
Lccn
2015026294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1642575
  • (OCoLC)927104032

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