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December 28, 2015

One part memoir, three parts "how to" manual, POSITIVE RESULTS is both Joi's account of navigating the decision-making maze as well as the helpful guidebook she so desperately wanted at the start of her journey. It comprehensively reviews every decision, beginning with genetic testing and genetic counseling; provides history and perspective on breast and ovarian cancer screening, mastectomy, breast reconstruction, and ovarian surgery; and provides information on cutting edge research and potential future advances that may well change the decision-making landscape for women and men facing these hereditary cancers.

All of the latest medical options are discussed, including genetic testing for breast cancer risk, breast cancer and ovarian cancer surveillance, assessing risk, mastectomy and breast reconstruction techniques, surgery, managing menopause, and cancer risks in men who carry mutations on BRCA genes.

POSITIVE RESULTS is "a frank, personal, informative and extremely accessible account of the latest insights into breast cancer genetics, diagnosis and treatment," says Kevin Davies, author of Breakthrough: The Race to Find the Breast Cancer Gene and Cracking the Genome. Explaining in a clear and steady manner the myths and realities of "the breast cancer genes," it lays out all the options in easy-to-follow, compassionate language. It will help women and men decide if they want to pursue genetic testing, guide them in interpreting their test results, and give them a sound basis for making the life-saving decisions required to manage their risks.

Actress, director, and speaker Kate Jackson calls POSITIVE RESULTS a "courageous, generous, open, honest, compassionate, and daring book. [It] is inspiring, empowering, enlightening, amazing, and, for some women, will be a lifesaving encounter with this author, who can guide them to the place where she stands-next to the light at the end of the tunnel."

Source: Prometheus Books