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Product Details

  • Paperback: 395 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (February 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591027764
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591027768
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I realized upon first meeting Joi many years ago that she is a positive influence on all who know her. Having taken a journey with breast cancer, although a different journey than Joi's, I appreciated every second of Positive Results. This is a courageous, generous, open, honest, compassionate, and daring book. Positive Results 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." --Kate Jackson, actress, director, speaker

"Morris and Gordon summarize a wealth of information about the genes for hereditary breast cancer so that women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation may have a single reference to guide them when faced with difficult decisions about risk management." --Steven Narod, MD, Canada Research Chair in Breast Cancer, Women's College Hospital, Toronto

"Positive Results: Making the Best Decisions When You're at High Risk of Breast or Ovarian Cancer is a book long overdue. It demystifies the BRCA journey and provides a roadmap to guide, teach, inspire, and comfort." --Selma Schimmel, founder & CEO of Vital Options International. Host of The Group Room® cancer talk radio show and author of Cancer Talk: Voices of Hope and Endurance from The Group Room, the World's Largest Cancer Support Group.

"I learned I was positive for the BRCA2 mutation at age 34 -- 7 years younger than my mother was at her first diagnosis of breast cancer. Shortly thereafter, facing unthinkable choices and desperate for information, I had the good fortune to meet Joi and read Positive Results. This book answered every question I had, anticipated many that hadn't yet occurred to me, and continues to serve as an invaluable resource as I weigh my risk management options. Positive Results has helped me to take an informed, proactive approach to my genetic status, and I would recommend it to anyone at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, at every step of his or her journey." --Suzanne Ennis, BRCA2+, Manhattan Beach, CA

"Positive Results is a superbly written guidebook for men and women whose families are afflicted with breast or ovarian cancer....Everybody needs to read this book!!" ----Howard C. Mandel M.D., former Chief of Gynecology of Century City Hospital and Chief of Gynecology and Chief of Surgery of Century City Doctors' Hospital

About the Author

Joi L. Morris (Santa Monica, CA) is an attorney and BRCA2-positive mother of two. She is an outreach coordinator for FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) and an Advocate in Science for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Ora Karp Gordon, MD, MS (Tarzana, CA) is director of the GenRISK Adult Genetics Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the largest clinical adult genetics program on the West Coast. She is also codirector of the Cedars-Sinai Gilda Radner Ovarian and Breast Cancer Screening Program for high-risk women and associate professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

More About the Author

Joi L. Morris (Santa Monica, CA) is a BRCA2-positive mother of two. She went to law school in Nashville at Vanderbilt University then moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to launch her legal career. After practicing law in Los Angeles for 13 years, Joi took the leap to become a stay-at-home mom. Never one to be idle, she immediately replaced paying work with volunteer work. Joi now devotes her time to raising her children and to breast cancer advocacy, including providing peer support for women who are struggling to decide what to do about their genetically inherited breast and ovarian cancer risk. She is an Outreach Coordinator for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) -- the national organization for women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer -- in Los Angeles, California and is an Advocate in Science for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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It contains all the facts and options in a detailed but easy to understand manner.
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As a psychologist specializing in breast cancer treatment from an emotional perspective, I would highly recommend this book to anyone".
Kellie Nash, Ph.D.
Read this book BEFORE you consult your doctor about genetic counseling for BRCA 1 & 2!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Julie E. Miller on April 14, 2010
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There are numerous books written by gifted medical professions, among them authors Atul Gawande and Sherman Nuland, that chronicle their personal experiences in the field and discuss how the body operates and fights diseases. 'Positive Results' stands out from the pack because of its novelty, offering multiple layers of personal and medical insight targeted to an important segment of the population, those at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. It is the personal journey of author Joi Morris including key stages in her decision-making processes as a BRCA carrier and simultaneously, in conjunction with her co-author, Dr. Ora Gordon, it provides a comprehensive medical resource of the latest medical screening and surgical techniques. One can pick and choose which chapters to read based on his/her mindset, and the medical terminology and descriptions are easy for a 'lay person' to understand. It is a must-read for women and men with family histories, those considering BRCA genetic testing, those currently fighting cancer, and for those loved ones supporting this at-risk population. Individuals with these backgrounds will find 'Positive Results' to be an invaluable resource, allowing one to feel empowered through self-education, making informed decisions, and feeling hopeful about one's future health. For cancer survivors and their loved ones, it also offers a message of hope, that they are part of a larger connected community. I wish this book and the knowledge available now had been available 20 years ago, back when my mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. As both a scientist and the BRCA positive daughter of a mother deceased from ovarian cancer, this book profoundly satisfied me on multiple levels, alleviating my questions and concerns and empowering me. The authors have truly done an invaluable service.
-Julie Miller, neuroscientist, Ph.D.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. E. Barlow on January 26, 2010
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This book is so lucid and clear. The authors provide comprehensive and up to date information. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about hereditary female cancers and how to make sense of evaluating risks that they, or a loved one, may be facing. This book is truly a gift to someone like me, who is genetically at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer and must decide how best to stay healthy and to help my daughters stay healthy too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kellie Nash, Ph.D. on May 7, 2010
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"This book provides a unique personal and professional viewpoint on breast cancer. As a psychologist specializing in breast cancer treatment from an emotional perspective, I would highly recommend this book to anyone".
Kellie Nash, Ph.D.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steve on February 20, 2010
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I carry the BRCA1+ mutation and passed it on to my daughter. She developed triple negative breast cancer and was then diagnosed BRCA1+. How I wish this book had been available at that time. It would have brought clarity to a genetic condition that few knew about. The authors have done a great service with this book, both for men and women who are BRCA+, and also for folks who are at high risk. I particularly appreciate the fact that seeing a Certified Genetic Counselor is mentioned in a positive way. That professional is key to fully understanding the mutation both for yourself and family members.
This book serves as additional resource to any conversations you may have with your doctors and a Certified Genetic Counselor."Positive Results" is truly an important book in my view.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kay on January 31, 2010
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I only wish I had this book when my dearest friend was afflicted with breast cancer at an early age and had so many questions and decisions to be made. Had she had this book she would have been able to go to one place to help her understand the issues and choices she faced. Joi Morris' moving personal story and Dr. Gordon's understandable clinical perspective make the book a wonderful resource and an informative guidebook for women who are facing breast or ovarian cancer. This is an important book and I learned so much. We are all so concerned about modifying the risks of cancer and this book has so much helpful information such as diet (I have modified mine since reading the book), exercise etc.. FINALLY, a book we have all been waiting for. A BIG THANK YOU to the authors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carrie D'Angelo on May 19, 2013
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This book is an absolutely wonderful resource. It was the fourth book I'd read on the topic, but I wish it'd been the first! It contained all the reliable information I was looking for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tiffany wilson on May 19, 2013
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I lost my mother to ovarian cancer over 20 years ago, she was 47. My aunt and my grandmother to breast cancer. This book helped my family to finally understand why. My cousin had breast cancer 3 years ago and had been tested for the bracca 1 gene (positive).There are 4 girls in my family and she wanted us to get tested to see if there was a family history. 3 of the 4 of us were tested 2 negative one positive. My mothers, brother also tested positive.The one sister did not want to be tested and now at 41 years old has breast cancer. If we would of known about this book just a little sooner things would be a lot different for her. I encourage everyone to read and share this book especially those with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Becki A on May 19, 2013
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I recommend this book to anyone that has any questions about the world of genetic cancer. It contains all the facts and options in a detailed but easy to understand manner. It is easy to navigate if you have a specific question you want answered or read in its entirety to give a well rounded understanding of the BRCA genes and what testing positive for a mutation may mean. 'Positive results' has been proved to be an invaluable tool in family with many of us having read it. I can guarantee that you will find this book useful at all stages of genetic testing.
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