All to live for : fighting cancer, finding hope / Emma Hannigan.
Publication year: 2017
Edition: Updated and extended edition.
Publisher: London : Headline, 2017.
ISBN: 9781472250926 (pbk.) :
Previous edition: published as Talk to the headscarf. London: Piatkus, 2011.
Imagine you're 32, married with two little children, and you find out you're carrying a deadly cancer gene? That was Emma Hannigan in August 2005, when she discovered she had the BRAC1 gene, which meant a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer and an 85% chance of developing breast cancer. Emma had two options - wait for the big bad cancer wolf or have radical surgery. She chose the latter and had a double mastectomy and both ovaries removed, which reduced her cancer risk to 5%. Just as she was dressing in her victory dance outfit, her worst fears were realised. Cancer struck anyway. Now, 12 years later, Emma is battling cancer for the 10th time. This is her incredible, inspirational story.
Original title: Talk to the headscarf
328 pages ; 24 cm
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