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Rudnick, Joanna. New York, NY: First Run Features , 2008. closed captioned version.
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Call Number
QZ201 R916 2008
Availability
4 copies, 4 available
At 31, filmmaker Joanna Rudnick faces an impossible decision: remove her breasts and ovaries or risk incredible odds of developing cancer. Armed with a genetic test result that leaves her vulnerable and confused, she balances dreams of having her own children with the unnerving reality that she is …
Author
Rudnick, Joanna
Edition
closed captioned version
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
First Run Features
Publication Date
2008
Physical Description
colour ; 83 minutes
Subjects
Breast Neoplasms - genetics
Genes, BRCA1
Ovarian Neoplasms - genetics
Genetic Screening - psychology
Genetic Counseling
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Fertility
Reproductive Behavior
Personal Narratives
Popular Work
Abstract
At 31, filmmaker Joanna Rudnick faces an impossible decision: remove her breasts and ovaries or risk incredible odds of developing cancer. Armed with a genetic test result that leaves her vulnerable and confused, she balances dreams of having her own children with the unnerving reality that she is risking her life by holding on to her fertility. In the Family follows Joanna as she connects with other women trying to navigate the unpredictable world of predictive genetic testing. Intensely personal and timely, this provocative film asks: How much do you sacrifice to survive?
Language
English
Material Type
Video
DVD
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Location
Vancouver Library AV Room
Surrey Cancer Info Ctr
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Abbotsford Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
QZ201 R916 2008

Copies

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