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We All Love a Good Book or Movie

October 9, 2019

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.

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Hereditary Cancer Books

Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Identify Your Risk, Understand Your Options, Change Your Destiny
By Sue Friedman, Rebecca Sutphen, M.D., and Kathy Steligo

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

Annie Parker Decoded: The Story that Inspired the Film
By Anne Parker

The Best of Times, A Celebration of Life
By Lori Haber Buckfire

Beyond the Pink Moon and The Pink Moon Lovelies, Empowering Stories of SurvivalI
By Nicki Boscia Durlester

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

The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook
By Kathy Steligo

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

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 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

Last Cut

By Samantha Paige

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

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

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

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

Hereditary Cancer Movies, Videos, and DVDs

Decoding Annie Parker
By Steven Bernstein

In the Family
By Joanna Rudnick

The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes DVDs
By Eva Moon

Pink and Blue
By Alan Blassberg

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