Apron Strings is the story of a family who has endured the diagnosis and often loss of many of their members to breast cancer and has had to deal with the ramifications of discovering that an inherited gene mutation has caused it. Hopeful and insightful to women (and men, since they inherit the gene as well). --Erna Busch Devereaux, MD, FACS, Breast Surgery Associates, PLCC
Apron Strings is filled with reality, humor, inspiration and hope. It is a story that most women will be able to relate to and benefit from. Well-written and easy to read, addressing what's "really important in life." --Hillary Rutter, LCSW, Director, Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program
Apron Strings is relevant to patients, families and friends who face the diagnosis of breast cancer. I felt as though I was being guided by an informed and dependable friend. The author writes with courage and humanity. I came away from the book with new knowledge about diagnosis and treatment and not least a message of hope. Recommended. --Kim Rozzie, Executive Director, The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education
About the Author
Diane Tropea Greene is a breast cancer survivor and an active volunteer at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, located in Garden City, New York. She speaks extensively to women s groups about a variety of breast cancer issues, including the subject of genetic breast cancer and genetic testing. Diane has been honored as a "Hero" by the Val Skinner Foundation at its LIFE Event (LPGA Pros In the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer) for demonstrating courage in the face of breast cancer and purpose in the fight for a cure. She has been featured in local and national media discussing her family history with breast cancer, including Family Circle magazine, Rosie magazine and New York Newsday. She has also been interviewed for television news stories on ABC-TV, WPIX-TV, News-12 Long Island and WLNY-LI Cable News. Diane was born in The Bronx and grew up in Queens Village, New York. She now resides on Long Island with her husband and two teenage boys.