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Probably Someday Cancer: Genetic Risk and Preventative Mastectomy

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Gold Winner for Foreword INDIE Award, Health category

After learning that she inherited a BRCA2 genetic mutation that put her at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, Kim Horner’s doctors urged her to consider having a double mastectomy. But how do you decide whether to have a surgery to remove your breasts to reduce your risk for a disease you don’t have and may never
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 1st 2019 by University of North Texas Press
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Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don’t typically write a review but this book is so much of what I needed that I had to. My journey was so similar from finding out I was BRCA2+ in 2007 then not having my mastectomy until 2016. It was intended as preventative but cancer was found. This book puts a voice to so many feelings and emotions I felt. Even though I’m now 3 years out of surgery this book brought me to tears because it so accurately talks about the journey and it’s many emotions and fears and anxieties. So glad this boo ...more
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Kim Horner was faced with a most devastating decision and led us carefully and poignantly through the choices made available to her and the choices she had to make. Although there was much technical detail, she managed to make it very understandable and clear.

Her very personal journey was very moving and although we knew the outcome, it was still a journey worth travelling.

This book should be compulsory reading for anyone facing the difficult
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brave, courageous and insightful ....cancer is a topic that most people don’t like to tackle or read about however it is something that we are facing so eventually we have to face our fear and this book is very insightful in this regard. I would recommend this book to all women.
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kim Horner's book, Probably Someday Cancer, is a well-written, straightforward, honest look at a topic that is everything but simple. We've heard of women who've bravely battled Cancer when they had no options, but never a story of a woman who "maybe" or "maybe not" has to fight the disease. When a person can't know when or even if Cancer will strike, how does one preserve their health and loved ones? How does one evaluate the chances when the wrong decision can mean life or death? Ms. Horner gr ...more
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a great book! This book is highly recommended for anyone facing mutated genes and hereditary cancer. Kim not only shares her family history of cancer, intense journey full of decisions, but she also shares so much knowledge from her research along the way. A must read for anyone possibly facing genetic/hereditary cancer and decisions for prophylactic surgeries.
Laura Smith
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Probably Someday Cancer is a memoir/guide about weighing the pros and cons of the decision to have an elective mastectomy for those who have been diagnosed high risk after carrying certain genes. Told from a well-researched, first person account, this book is a quick and personalized yet informative read that follows the author's ultimate decision to have the surgery and the financial, psychological, and physical hurdles along the way. You can read my full review here: https://laurasbooksandblog ...more
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