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Apron Strings: Inheriting Courage, Wisdom and... Breast Cancer
by Diane Tropea Greene
Although dealing with a very serious topic, Apron Strings is an upbeat and optimistic look at what can be learned from the past, and all that the future has in store. When faced with adversity – faith, love, humor and the power of the human spirit will always prevail.

Blood Matters: From Inherited Illness to Designer Babies, How the World and I Found Ourselves in the Future of the Gene
by Masha Gessen
In 2004 genetic testing revealed that Masha Gessen had a mutation that predisposed her to ovarian and breast cancer. As she wrestled with a wrenching personal decision (what to do with such knowledge) Gessen explored the landscape of this brave new world, speaking with others like her and with experts including medical researchers, historians, and religious thinkers

Positive Results
by Joi Morris and Ora Gordon, MD
One part memoir, three parts guidebook, Positive Results explains in a clear and steady manner the myths and realities of “the breast cancer genes

The Race to Find the Breast Cancer Gene
by Kevin Davies and Michael White
This book, written by the editor of the journal Nature Genetics, and a science journalist, chronicles the 15-year search to identify the BRCA 1 gene associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

What We Have
by Amy Boesky
In What We Have, author Amy Boesky tells the story of one year in her family's life. A year that is filled with wonderful and funny life changing moments - finding a dream house and having a new baby as well as life's tragedies - the phone call from their parents disclosing their mother's breast cancer.

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