Talk To The Headscarf

Talk To The Headscarf : A memoir

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Imagine you're thirty-two, married with two little children, and you find out you're carrying a deadly cancer gene. That was me in 2005, when I when I discovered the BRAC1 gene, which meant I had an 85% chance of developing breast cancer and a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer. I had two options - wait for the big bad cancer wolf or have radical preventative surgery. Over the following year, I had a double mastectomy and both ovaries removed, which reduced my cancer risk to 5%.

Despite this, cancer struck anyway. I've now battled and slayed cancer six times. TALK TO THE HEADSCARF is my story of how I lived, laughed and overcame some of the toughest times in my life. If you know someone affected by cancer, or if you are a fellow 'cancer club member', I know you are scared. I was too. But you are not alone. I am still here. I am living proof that, against the odds, life can and does carry on. The score so far is - Cancer O: Emma 6. And if my cancer returns, I will keep on crusading.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 159 x 221 x 16mm | 390g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0749956488
  • 9780749956486
  • 1,356,098

About Emma Hannigan

Emma Hannigan is a young mum of two who continues to battle the cancer that strikes the lymph nodes in her neck and upper body. She is currently fighting cancer for the seventh time - and continues to be positive, upbeat and inspiring. This is her incredible story.
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