Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Author hopes new book will aid decisions about BRCA tests



The Santa Monica Daily Press reports on how a local author turned her experience with BRCA testing into a resource for other women. 

As Joi Morris knows, the truth can be scary. However, Morris recently made learning the truth about heightened risks of breast and ovarian cancer caused by gene mutations a little easier through her book, "Positive Results: Making the Best Decisions When You're at High Risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer." The book, co-authored by Dr. Ora Gordon, was inspired by Morris' own high-risk experience.
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1 comment:

  1. It is a frightening thing to find out you're positive for BRCA 1 or 2; the key is to be prepared on how you will handle that information. Also, I discovered that some insurance companies will not cover prophylactic mastectomies, even with a positive result; so it's best to check before having the genetic testing.
    Congrats to Joi Morris & Dr. Ora Gordon for writing such a much-needed book.