The Resource A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance, Theodora Ross, M.D., PH.D

A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance, Theodora Ross, M.D., PH.D

Label
A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance
Title
A cancer in the family
Title remainder
take control of your genetic inheritance
Statement of responsibility
Theodora Ross, M.D., PH.D
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theo Ross delivers the first authoritative, go-to for people facing a genetic predisposition for cancer There are 13 million people with cancer in the United States, and it's estimated that about 1.3 million of these cases are hereditary. Yet despite advanced training in cancer genetics and years of practicing medicine, Dr. Theo Ross was never certain whether the history of cancers in her family was simple bad luck or a sign that they were carriers of a cancer-causing genetic mutation. Then she was diagnosed with melanoma, and for someone with a dark complexion, melanoma made no sense. It turned out there was a genetic factor at work. Using her own family's story, the latest science of cancer genetics, and her experience as a practicing physician, Ross shows readers how to spot the patterns of inherited cancer, how to get tested for cancer-causing genes, and what to do if you have one. With a foreword by Siddartha Mukherjee, prize winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, this will be the first authoritative, go-to for people facing inherited cancer, this book empowers readers to face their genetic heritage without fear and to make decisions that will keep them and their families healthy"--
  • "Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theo Ross shares the story of discovering her own cancer gene mutation and unraveling her family's unclear history, showing readers along the way what to do if they have a genetic predisposition for cancer or suspect one runs in their family"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Theodora
Dewey number
616.99/4042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC268.4
LC item number
.R68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QZ 210
NLM item number
R826c 2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ross, Theodora
  • Cancer
  • Families
  • Oncologists
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Cancer
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Genetic
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • Ross, Theodora
  • Family
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Genetic Testing
  • Neoplasms
Label
A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance, Theodora Ross, M.D., PH.D
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Knowledge that can save your life -- The double helix : biology isn't destiny -- Taking a family history : dealing with silence, dealing with drama -- Is your doctor truthy? Are you? -- Genetic counseling, genetic testing, and family conversations -- How to manage your cancer risk when information is limited -- Targeted treatments for cancer : realities, myths, possibilities -- Science is a group project : data points and you
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 286 pages
Isbn
9781101982839
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015026294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • Presented to the Health Sciences Libraries, University of Manitoba by the Dr. Georgina R. Hogg Endowed Fund.
  • Consumer Health Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927104032
  • (OCoLC)ocn927104032
Label
A cancer in the family : take control of your genetic inheritance, Theodora Ross, M.D., PH.D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Knowledge that can save your life -- The double helix : biology isn't destiny -- Taking a family history : dealing with silence, dealing with drama -- Is your doctor truthy? Are you? -- Genetic counseling, genetic testing, and family conversations -- How to manage your cancer risk when information is limited -- Targeted treatments for cancer : realities, myths, possibilities -- Science is a group project : data points and you
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 286 pages
Isbn
9781101982839
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015026294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • Presented to the Health Sciences Libraries, University of Manitoba by the Dr. Georgina R. Hogg Endowed Fund.
  • Consumer Health Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927104032
  • (OCoLC)ocn927104032

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