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Amy Byer Shainman

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Amy Byer Shainman, also known as BRCA Responder, is a patient advocate who provides support and education surrounding BRCA and other hereditary cancer syndromes. She's the executive producer of the award-winning documentary Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer.
She is a BRCA1 gene mutation carrier and a "previvor"--meaning she is a survivor of a predisposition to cancer (a previvor is someone at extraordinarily high risk for cancer who has not had the disease). In 2010, she had two prophylactic surgeries to drastically reduce her cancer risk; a nipple sparing, skin-sparing mastectomy with reconstruction and oophorectomy with a hysterectomy.
Shainman has been featured in Cure Magazine, The Jewish Journal, and The Palm Beach Post, as well
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Amy Byer Shainman I started journaling in 2010 and from there, got the idea to write this book. Once the idea about the book came into my head, I couldn't get it out. M…moreI started journaling in 2010 and from there, got the idea to write this book. Once the idea about the book came into my head, I couldn't get it out. My goal was to marry the emotional complexities behind carrying BRCA gene mutation with the science.(less)
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