The aim of this website is to offer support to women & men 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) with immediate reconstruction to implants (under the muscle) and a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of fallopian tubes and ovaries) and the surgically-induced menopause which follows.
My award-winning book entitled, Understanding BRCA, published by Hammersmith Books, is now only £14.99! Also available via Amazon. For anyone residing in Australia, New Zealand or South Africa, please order via Book Depository.
I am delighted to announce that my book has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the
Popular Medicine category in the 2018 BMA Medical Book Awards.
I am absolutely thrilled to share with you that I am the winner of The Beryl Bainbridge 2019 First Time Author Award, announced at the 10th Awards Celebratory Ceremony on 8 May 2019 at the historic Stationers' Hall, London. A massive thank you to everyone who has supported me and taken the time to vote!