A Cancer in the Family by Theodora Ross audiobook

A Cancer in the Family: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance

By Theodora Ross, MD, PhD
Foreword by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Read by Marguerite Gavin

Gildan Media 9781469064567

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200606375

  • ISBN: 9798200606368

  • ISBN: 9798200606382

Runtime: 6.97 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

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 listeners 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 listeners to face their genetic heritage without fear and to make decisions that will keep them and their families healthy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Highly recommended: an exceptionally well-organized, authoritative, and readable resource book.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Theodora Ross MD, PhD

Author Bio: Theodora Ross MD, PhD

Theodora Ross, MD, PhD, is a professor of internal medicine and the director of the Cancer Genetics Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Ross is a leading researcher on cancer susceptibility genes, as well as a practitioner who specialized in treating breast cancer for more than a decade and now cares for all types of patients who have a family history of cancer. She is also a carrier of a cancer-causing mutation.

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Author Bio: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Author Bio: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee is the New York Times bestselling author of four books, including The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction. He is the editor of Best Science Writing 2013. He has published articles in many journals, including NatureNew England Journal of Medicine, New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker. He is an associate professor of medicine at Columbia University and a cancer physician and researcher. A Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford, and Harvard Medical School.  Visit his website at: SiddharthaMukherjee.com

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 6.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English