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"The very best book anybody has ever written about what it is like to have breast cancer." -- Linda Ellerbee
"A deeply personal account, but written with such skill and power that it grabs you from the first few pages and holds you in its grasp....Many of us have read a number of accounts of women and their experiences with breast cancer; this one is truly different and very much worth reading." -- Breast Cancer Action Newsletter
"Besides offering unobtrusive practical information, the story and the language -- the entire style of the narrative -- has enormous grace and power as well as compelling insight." -- Director, Media Relations, American Cancer Society
Sep 4, 2014 - Angelina Jolie's public announcement that she had received a preventive double mastectomy because of her increased risk of breast cancer may have helped double genetic testing rates at a Canadian cancer center. This finding is scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium, held from Sept. 4 to 6 in San Francisco.