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We All Love a Good Book or Movie

January 08, 2024

We All Love a Good Book or Movie

Some books and movies make us think.  Some make us laugh or cry. Some are educational and others are just plain fun.  And, then some do all of the above.  Below is a list of personal memoirs, self-help and reference books created to share information and stories of those who have experienced hereditary cancer. You will also find films written about or directed by members of our community.

If you have a book or film you would like added to this list or if you would like to write a blog post about your book/film, please send it to [email protected].  Edited blog posts (up to 500 words) are subject to further editing and approval.

Hereditary Cancer Books

The Complete Guide to Breast Reconstruction
By Kathy Steligo

Living with Hereditary Cancer Risk
By Kathy Steligo, Sue Friedman, DVM and Allison W. Kurian, MD

Angela’s Decision: Outsmarting My Cancer Genes and Determining My Fate
By Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh

Beat Breast Cancer Like a Boss: 30 Powerful Stories
By Ali Rogan

Blood Lines: Poems
By Ann Bookman

BRCA BRCA 1-9: A Woman’s Guide
By Gina Marie Burris

The Breast Cancer Book
By Kenneth D. Miller MD, Melissa Camp MD MPH, with Kathy Steligo

Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What’s Right for You
By Patricia Anstett

Breathless Intimacy
By Cynthia Leeds Friedlander

The Bucket List
By Georgia Clark

Cancer Time Bomb: How the BRCA Gene Stole My Tits and Eggs
By Joelle Burnette

Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up With My Time-Bomb Breasts
By Caitlin Brodnick

Fighting the Good Fight: A Breast Cancer Journey
By Kiley Ames

The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA
By Jorge L. Contreras

Hurdles - When Cancer Strikes a Family
By Michael C. Kesler, PhD

I’m Still Standing: My Fight Against Hereditary Breast Cancer
By Wendy Watson

It's Not (Just) About the Breast
By Petrina Burnett

It’s Probably Nothing – Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Implants
By Micki Myers

Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen: The Girlfriend’s Cookbook and Guide to Using Real Food to Fight Cancer
By Annette Ramke and Kendall Scott

Leaving Long Island
By Fern Kupfer

Life in Asymmetry
By Raychel Kubby Adler

Life Lessons After Breast Cancer: Tips, Tricks, and Stories About Life After Breast Cancer
By Judith Niedzwiedz

Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution
By Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye

Mom’s Genes: Empowering Children to Learn About Their Family Health History
By Shannon Pulaski

The New Girls
By Janice Anne Wheeler

Nipples Optional: A Memoir
By Kathryn Buckley, Bridget Stillwell & Maureen Boesen

No Longer Radical: Understanding Mastectomies and Choosing The Breast Cancer Care That’s Right for You
By Dr. Rachel Brem and Dr. Christy Teal

Now What? A Patient’s Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy
By Amy Curran Baker

By Dina Roth Port

Probably Someday Cancer: Genetic Risk and Preventative Mastectomy
By Kim Horner

Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knew: A Memoir
By Amy Byer Shainman

Reverse the Curse: A journal and coloring book of encouragement for women fighting hereditary cancer
By Sheila Adams Gardner

Searching for Bella: One Man’s Story of How the BRCA1 Genetic Cancer Mutation and Genealogy Research Brought a Family Together
By Dave Bushman

Sir, You Have Breast Cancer!
By Harvey I. Singer

This Boy We Made
By Taylor Harris

Understanding BRCA: Living with the breast cancer gene
By Clarissa Foster

What We Have
By Amy Boesky

Why Is Mommy Having Surgery? She Looks OK to Me (Read our blog on this book) and This Much I Know 
By Heather Barnard

You Finished Treatment, Now What? A Field Guide for Cancer Survivors
By Dr. Amy Rothenberg

Hereditary Cancer Movies, Videos, and DVDs

Decoding Annie Parker
By Steven Bernstein

Posted in: Inspirational , Books And Movies
Tags: BRCA , Breast Cancer , Ovarian Cancer , Genetic Testing , BRCA1 , BRCA2 , Prophylactic Surgery , HBOC , Reconstruction , PALB2 , PTEN , CHEK2 , ATM , Mastectomy

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