Pink & blue colors of hereditary cancer

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pink & blue colors of hereditary cancer

Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knew by Amy Byer Shainman

Resurrection Lily shares a story of inheritance and intuition, of what can surface in the body and the spirit when linked by DNA. As Amy Byer Shainman discovers she has inherited a BRCA gene mutation that puts her at high risk of developing certain cancers, she struggles to come to terms with preventively removing her breasts when she does not have a breast cancer diagnosis. Through her experience making decisions about her health, Amy becomes invigorated with purpose and establishes herself as a leading advocate for those with BRCA and other hereditary cancer syndromes, tirelessly working to educate others facing the same daunting reality.

Painting a timely and moving portrait of what it feels like to carry a BRCA gene mutation, Resurrection Lily provides firsthand insight into the patient experience. Weaved throughout Amys open and vulnerable story is the expertise of her doctors, education from top medical experts in cancer genetics, and whispered lifesaving guidance from her grandmother Lillian.
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Published 11.12.2018

Pink & Blue documentary

Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer

The movie has had successful releases in both Los Angeles and New York City in October and played eight cities across the country on December 6th. The documentary takes a profound look into the BRCA world examining what it is and how this mutation puts both women and men at risk for developing numerous cancers. Blassberg tells the story of how this disease ripped his family apart and what he must face as a BRCA 2 positive male. The film highlights the message that men carry this mutation half the time and that this lack of information is deadly. He says, "Most men don't realize that hereditary breast cancer is not only a woman's disease. In fact, men are more likely to die from it because they are unaware of their risk and they don't have genetic counseling or genetic testing.

Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer

The benefits of testing for family cancer

An emotional journey that takes us through the lives of women —and men — who are dealing with genetic mutations BRCA 1 and 2 and their related hereditary cancers. We meet the doctors and their patients who make the tough decisions on whether to have preventative surgeries or not. Director Alan M. Blassberg tells the story of how this disease ripped his family apart and what he must face as a BRCA 2 positive male. The film highlights the message that men carry this mutation half the time and that this lack of information is deadly.

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  1. PINK AND BLUE takes a profound look into the BRCA world examining what it is and how this mutation puts both women and men at a higher risk of developing.

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