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  • 12/2018
  • 9781480867079 B07L9SLSY1
  • 312 pages
  • $3.99
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  • 12/2018
  • 978-1480867062 B07L9SLSY1
  • 312 pages
  • $19.99
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  • 12/2018
  • 978-1480867086 B07L9SLSY1
  • 312 pages
  • $37.95
Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knew

Adult; Memoir; (Market)

Resurrection Lily shares a story of inheritance and intuition, of what can surface in the body and the spirit when linked by DNA. As Amy Byer Shainman discovers she has inherited a BRCA gene mutation that puts her at high risk of developing certain cancers, she struggles to come to terms with preventively removing her breasts when she does not have a breast cancer diagnosis. Through her experience making decisions about her health, Amy becomes invigorated with purpose and establishes herself as a leading advocate for those with BRCA and other hereditary cancer syndromes, tirelessly working to educate others facing the same daunting reality. Painting a timely and moving portrait of what it feels like to carry a BRCA gene mutation, Resurrection Lily provides firsthand insight into the patient experience. Weaved throughout Amy's open and vulnerable story is the expertise of her doctors, education from top medical experts in cancer genetics, and whispered lifesaving guidance from her grandmother Lillian.
Reviews
Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD

"Resurrection Lily is as helpful a book as you will find on the topic of BRCA mutations. Amy Byer Shainman has deftly intertwined crucial scientific information with moving stories of how she, her family and her friends have navigated this complex genetic issue.  - Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD Author of The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America

EmmabBooks

"5*s from me for this informative and interesting book, where the author opens up about her experiences." - EmmabBooks 

Foreword Clarion Reviews

"More than a memoir, it is an essential resource for women concerned about breast cancer and all that it entails, both before and after a diagnosis. Sources and resources listed at the end of the book provide vital help to those seeking further information." - Foreword Clarion Reviews 

IndieReader

 

"Resurrection Lily lifts the curtain on the alternately gut-wrenching/uplifting medical and spiritual journey of author Amy Byer Shainman, who faces tough decisions upon learning she has inherited every woman's nightmare: the BRCA gene mutation that predisposes her to breast and other cancers. From Shainman's first inkling she might have a genetic issue, to the testing and confirmation, to the grief experienced as friends and family face their own BRCA struggles, this is not just the story of how a woman addresses a rogue disease, but of family connections, self-realization and remarkable courage." - IndieReader 

OnlineBookClub


"With raw honesty, Shainman articulates coming to terms with her decision to have a prophylactic "preventative" mastectomy. Whether she is reflecting on the value of heeding intuition, documenting a surgical consultation, or dealing with anger, Shainman transparently tells it like it is. I recommend the book to readers who want to learn more about hereditary cancer, genetic counseling, and the BRCA gene." - OnlineBookClub.org  

 

Readers' Favorite

"It is a book to learn from but also an account to enjoy on a personal level. Beautifully written and interestingly presented through a central structural metaphor, it is a biography dealing with an increasingly important topic, and one that will appeal to a very wide audience." - Readers' Favorite

 

News
03/26/2019
'Resurrection Lily' Book Launch

TV interview WPBF 

03/05/2019
'Resurrection Lily': A story of inheritance and intuition

TV interview

03/04/2019
Before Angelina Jolie, there was the BRCA Responder: Patient Advocate and Health

‘Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knew,’ presents Shainman's deeply personal story of taking the necessary steps to prevent cancer along with providing crucial scientific facts and medical experts weighing in to help educate readers.

 

03/24/2019
Reflections on Life After Two Prophylactic Surgeries

Ten years later, a woman with a BRCA1 mutation finally feels more like herself.
BY KATIE KOSKO

When Amy Byer Shainman’s sister Jan received a uterine and ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2008, Jan was not advised to undergo genetic testing. However, after attending an ovarian cancer conference, she felt compelled to request genetic testing and subsequently learned she carried a BRCA1 gene mutation.

 

05/01/2019
What You Need To Know About Genetic Counseling

Jupiter Magazine

 

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 12/2018
  • 9781480867079 B07L9SLSY1
  • 312 pages
  • $3.99
Paperback Details
  • 12/2018
  • 978-1480867062 B07L9SLSY1
  • 312 pages
  • $19.99
Hardcover Details
  • 12/2018
  • 978-1480867086 B07L9SLSY1
  • 312 pages
  • $37.95

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