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Pieces of Me
Author: Veronica Neave

ISBN: 9780980658200
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 18 August 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.800
Description:
A vibrant performer, film director and mum, life for Veronica Neave was always a little crazy and unpredictable. When she tested positive for the BRCA2 'breast cancer gene' the turmoil in her life reached a new high. The genetic test, combined with her family's history, increased the probability of Veronica one day battling breast cancer to more than 85%.

Veronica had watched her mother's ongoing struggle and knew well the history of other relatives dying young at the hands of this persistent disease. When Veronica's two sisters also tested positive for the gene, it seemed the deadly pattern was destined to continue.

Veronica's options - on paper - seemed simple: prevention through high maintenance testing, medication, or the more intrusive step of removing her healthy breasts, and possibly her ovaries too, in the hope of prevention. With her breasts now centre stage, the decision was extremely personal and introspective and yet also seemed to be everybody's business.

As she unraveled the information of experts from across the medical spectrum and views from others, Veronica battled her own beliefs about sexual...

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