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Author Ross, Theodora, author.

Title A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance / Theodora Ross.

Publication Info. New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    616.994 ROS    Available
Description xv, 286 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent.
unmediated rdamedia.
volume rdacarrier.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Ross, Theodora -- Health.
Cancer -- Genetic aspects.
Families -- History.
Oncologists -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9781101982839 (hardback)
1101982837 (hardback)

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