Resources

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Books & Movies

 1. Pretty Is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene, and How I Defied My Destiny by Jessica Queller

2. Previvors: Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions by Dina Roth Port

3. Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Identify Your Risk, Understand Your Options, Change Your Destiny by Sue Friedman, Rebecca Sutphen, & Kathy Steligo

4. Beyond the Pink Moon: A Memoir of Legacy, Loss and Survival by Nicki Durlester

5. Eating the Underworld by Doris Brett

6. What We Have: A Family’s Inspiring Story About Love, Loss, and Survival by Amy Boesky

7. Cancer Time Bomb: How the BRCA Gene Stole My Tits and Eggsby Joelle B. Burnette

8. Apron Strings: Inheriting Courage, Wisdom And… Breast Cancer by Diane Tropea Greene

9. Eating Pomegranates: A Memoir of Mothers, Daughters, and the BRCA Geneby Sarah Gabriel

10. Leaving Long Island by Fern Kupfer

11. Letters to Doctors: Patients Educating Medical Professionals through Practical True-Life Experiences by Dr. Jonathan Herman and Teri Smieja

12. Annie Parker Decoded: The Story that Inspired the Film by Anne Parker

13. Positive Results: Making the Best Decisions When You’re at High Risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer by Joi Morris, Ora Gordon, Selma Schimmel

14. Now What? A Patient’s Guide to Recovery after Mastectomy by Amy Curran Baker

15. Waiting for Cancer to Come: Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer by Sharlene Hesse-Biber

16. I’m Still Standing by Wendy Watson

17. The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook: Issues and Answers from Research to Recovery by Kathy Steligo

18. Pieces of Me by Veronica Neave

19. The Decision Tree: How to Make Better Choices and Take Control of Your Health by Thomas Goetz

20. HurdlesWhen Cancer Strikes a Family by Michael C. Kesle

21. The Pink Moon Lovelies: Empowering Stories of Survival by Nicki Boscia Durlester (with stories from many others)

22. Blood Matters: From BRCA1 to Designer Babies, How the World and I Found Ourselves in the Future of the Gene by Masha Gessen

23. Decoding Annie Parker 

24. In the Family by Joanna Rudnick

25. The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping my genes by Eva Moon

26. Pink & Blue: The Colors of Hereditary Cancer by Alan M. Blassberg and Amy Byer Shainman

 

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Blogs

  1. Being BRCA Positive by Jill Oster 
  2. BRCA According to Me by Megan Hartman 
  3. BRCAWhat by Mandy Carpenter 
  4. Breaking BRCA by Jessica Shaw 
  5. Blogging BRCA in Real Time by BSF 
  6. Brave Bosom by Andrea Downing 
  7. Breast Recon by Kathy Steligo 
  8. Deletion 185AG by Stacy Hanke 
  9. Elevated Risk by Linda Grier 
  10. Fifty: The 2nd Half Century Awaits! by Beth Cohen Pfeiffer 
  11. From Boobies to Bottles by Carrier Creger 
  12. Health and Everything in Between by Janelle Morrison 
  13. I'm Suppose to Talk About it by Phares 
  14. Life in Asymmetry by Raychel Kubby 
  15. Marathon B4 Mastectomy by Liza Talusan 
  16. Saying Nope to Breast Cancer by GP
  17. Ticking Time Bomb by Rachel Horn