In our genes hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
CONNECT:
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer



IN OUR GENES BOOKLETS & FACT SHEETS

Breast Cancer in the Family

Genetic Counselling for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer


Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

 


WEBSITES

In Our Genes 
www.inourgenes.ca

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
www.facingourrisk.org


Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Foundation
www.hboc.ca


HBOC Society of Alberta
www.hbocsociety.org


Be Bright Pink
www.bebrightpink.org


Pink Hope
www.pinkhope.org.au
 

Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit
Women's College Research Institute
www.womensresearch.ca/our-research/cancers-common-in-women/familial-breast-cancer-research-unit



OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES 

 

BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing
National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/brca


Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome and Patients with BRCA Mutations 
UpToDate
www.uptodate.com/contents/management-of-hereditary-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-syndrome-and-patients-with-brca-mutations

 

Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
UpToDate
www.uptodate.com/contents/genetic-testing-for-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-beyond-the-basics

 

Breast Cancer
Genetics Home Reference
ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=breastcancer 

 

FOR JEWISH WOMEN


Jacob International
www.jacobintl.org
 

Sharsheret
www.sharsheret.org

 

 

OVARIAN CANCER


Ovarian Cancer Canada
www.ovariancancer.org




OTHER CANCERS


Other Cancer Risks
FORCE
www.facingourrisk.org/risk_management/other_cancer_risks.html



PROPHYLACTIC MASTECTOMY

 
Mastectomy
www.facingourrisk.org/risk_management/mastectomy.html


Prophylactic Mastectomy: Breast Cancer Prevention for High-Risk Women
Mayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.com/health/prophylactic-mastectomy/WO00060
 

Preventive Mastectomy: Questions and Answers
National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Therapy/preventive-mastectomy


Prophylactic Mastectomy
Breastcancer.org
www.breastcancer.org/treatment/surgery/prophylactic_mast.jsp


Risk-Reducing Breast Surgery 
Macmillan Cancer Support
www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Causesriskfactors/Genetics/Risk-reducingbreastsurgery/Risk-reducingbreastsurgery.aspx




PROPHYLACTIC OOPHORECTOMY / HYSTERECTOMY
 

Oophorectomy
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
www.facingourrisk.org/risk_management/oophorectomy.html
 

Prophylactic Oophorectomy: Preventing Cancer by Surgically Removing Your Ovaries
Mayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/WO00095
 

HysterSisters
www.hystersisters.com 

 



CHEMOPREVENTION
 


Chemoprevention and Breast Cancer
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
www.facingourrisk.org/risk_management/chemoprevention_breast_cancer.html

 

Chemoprevention and Ovarian Cancer
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
www.facingourrisk.org/risk_management/chemoprevention_ovarian_cancer.html
 


Breast Cancer Chemoprevention: Drugs That Can Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Mayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/WO00092
 


Medicines to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/MoreInformation/MedicinestoReduceBreastCancer/index
 


Medications for the Prevention of Breast Cancer
UptoDate
www.uptodate.com/patients/content/topic.do?topicKey=~3RkRGSmwhqwH




ONLINE COMMUNITY SUPPORT 


Willow-talk
www.willow.org/community/login
 

FORCE
www.facingourrisk.org/FORCE_community/message_board.html
 

High Risk Women
Breastcancer.org
community.breastcancer.org/forum/47

 

 

BOOKS


Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Identify Your Risk, Understand Your Options, Change Your Destiny
, by Sue Friedman, Rebecca Sutphen and Kathy Steligo (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)


Prophylactic Mastectomy: Insights from Women Who Chose to Reduce Their Risk
, by Andrea Farkas Patenaude (Praeger, 2012)


Previvors: Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions
, by Dina Roth Port (Avery Trade, 2010)



Positive Results: Making the Best Decisions When You're at High Risk of Breast or Ovarian Cancer
, by Joi L. Morris and Ora Karp Gordon (Prometheus, 2010)


Pieces of Me
, by Veronica Neave (Hegemony Press, 2011)


What We Have: A Family's Inspiring Story About Love, Loss, and Survival
, by Amy Boesky (Gotham, 2010)


Eating Pomegranates: A Memoir of Mothers, Daughters, and the Breast Cancer Gene
, by Sarah Gabriel (Doubleday, 2009)
 

Pretty Is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene, and How I Defied My Destiny, by Jessica Queller (Spiegel & Grau, 2008)
 

Blood Matters: From Inherited Illness to Designer Babies, How the World and I Found Ourselves in the Future of the Gene, by Masha Gessen (Harcourt, 2008)


Apron Strings: Inheriting Courage, Wisdom and... Breast Cancer
, by Diane Tropea Greene. (Rainbow Books, 2007)




FILMS

 

In the Family, directed by Joanna Rudnick (Kartemquin Films, 2008)
Watch online at www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/9605/In-the-Family