The aim of this website is to offer support to women who have been found to carry a BRCA1/2 gene mutation and for others in the Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) community.
|I have written a book on the BRCA gene and the management options available to BRCA mutation carriers, including screening (early detection), risk-reducing surgery and chemoprevention (the use of drugs to lower the risk of developing cancer), with reference to relevant research (please see 'managing your risk' section for more information).
My book also includes my experience, both physically and emotionally, of undergoing a risk-reducing mastectomy (removal of breast tissue) and a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of fallopian tubes and ovaries) and the surgically-induced menopause which follows.
My book entitled, "Understanding BRCA", published by Hammersmith Books, is available now!
Kindly note, sales from this site are for UK & European orders only. For all other regions, please visit www.hamersmithbooks.co.uk or your regional Amazon website.
I am delighted to announce that my book has been accepted for entry into The People’s Book Prize competition 2018.
Please click on the button below to register your vote and to help raise further awareness of this much needed book.
Voting is available to all internationally!