Prophylactic Mastectomy: Insights From Women Who Chose To Reduce Their Risk
- Publish Date: 2012-01-16
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Andrea Patenaude
This book presents the candid stories of women at high hereditary risk of breast cancer who chose to have their breasts surgically removed while they were still healthy, rather than risk getting the cancer that had, in many cases, devastated others in their family.
Comprehensive information on how women fare emotionally and interpersonally after this life-altering surgery
Interviewed as part of a study funded by the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program and the National Human Genome Research Institute
Every case reveals the ramifications of each individual's difficult but potentially life-saving decision