Confronting HBOC

Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Identify Your Risk, Understand Your Options, Change Your Destiny.

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Confronting HBOC

Book coverConfronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Identify Your Risk, Understand Your Options, Change Your Destiny

By Sue Friedman, D.V.M., Rebecca Sutphen, M.D., and Kathy Steligo

Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer is written by three passionate advocates for the hereditary cancer community who are themselves breast cancer survivors.

  • Sue Friedman, D.V.M., is the founder and executive director of Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. Her numerous articles on hereditary cancer have appeared in Oncology Times, CURE, Gene Watch, and the Boston Globe, among others.
  • Rebecca Sutphen, M.D., is a nationally recognized clinical and research expert in hereditary cancer, professor of genetics at the University of South Florida, and chief medical officer of Informed Medical Decisions.
  • Kathy Steligo is a freelance writer specializing in business and health topics and author of The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook.

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