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!Download Book ☪ Cancer Family: The Search for the Cause of Hereditary Colorectal Cancer ⚉ It is , and a young man stares out his third story apartment window He has returned from the war with metastatic cancer and assumes he will die, leaving his wife and infant daughter behind Instead, he lives another twenty four years, raising a family of four children, before he succumbs to a second colon cancer His son, the author, recognizes that there is a hereditary cancer syndrome in the family and resolves to solve the problem as a medical researcher Eventually, hereditary colorectal cancer is recognized as a medical entity, and multiple genes responsible for this hereditary condition are isolated However, the mutation responsible in the author s family escaped detection In , his laboratory identifies the mutation responsible for the problem and develops a specific test for the family This permits the mutation carriers to obtain life saving care, altering the natural history of the disease for his family and others Loved this book However, it suffers from two issues preventing the 5 star rating First, there is a lot of detail about the author s family, some of which is interesting to him and no others and not germain to his research into Lynch Syndrome.Second, at the 50% mark the author abruptly changes from autobiography to genetics and microbiology which requires a considerable amount of scientific patience and understanding in order to make sense of.Overall, a terrific book with the above points not Loved this book However, it suffers from two issues preventing the 5 star rating First, there is a lot of detail about the author s family, some of which is interesting to him and no others and not germain to his research into Lynch Syndrome.Second, at the 50% mark the author abruptly changes from autobiography to genetics and microbiology which requires a considerable amount of scientific patience and understanding in order to make sense of.Overall, a terrific book with the above points notwithstanding Boland has had an incredible influence on the study of Lynch Syndrome and those, like me, who have Lynch in our families owe hm a great debt of gratitude Interesting read, especially as it relates to my family However, most of the science was way over my head. A fascinating read especially in considering the difficulty in writing such a book Penning an autobiography, especially one which deals with rare diseases, research and medical care, is an extremely difficult project for the average person and evenso for the clinical researcher as well as a hereditary cancer expert Add to that the emotional issues of that same genetic condition affecting one s family and it becomes a writer s emotional journey in which Boland has embarked upon Autobi A fascinating read especially in considering the difficulty in writing such a book Penning an autobiography, especially one which deals with rare diseases, research and medical care, is an extremely difficult project for the average person and evenso for the clinical researcher as well as a hereditary cancer expert Add to that the emotional issues of that same genetic condition affecting one s family and it becomes a writer s emotional journey in which Boland has embarked upon Autobiographies, on their own, are often not reviewed as highly as works of fiction Readers possess a tendency to rate books written in the genre of autobiographical biographical lower than other books as a result of possessing an unfair expectation of being entertained, as well as an expectation the book will hold literary value, despite holding educational value, learning value, inspirational value, or scientific value There is nothing creative one can really do in writing an autobiography without fictionalizing the story And fiction does not belong in an autobiography There should not be The story has to remain honest and authentic, out of fairness to the life of the author, as well as, in this case, the lives of the family And this is exactly what Boland has done in maintaining the integrity of his story.In Cancer Family The Search for the Cause of Hereditary Colorectal Cancer, Dr Boland, a clinical researcher and a member of a family affected by a little known, seldom diagnosed hereditary cancer condition known as Lynch syndrome He tells the story of his father who fought cancer after cancer as well as did members of his family Their story is intertwined with the story of Boland s own medical research, with others in the genetic and gastroenterological communities, to develop the first test for Lynch syndrome in order to save the lives of his family and others.When writing about two very different situations, a family affected by cancer and his intense and passionate research question to save his family and others, it is often difficult to effect a smooth transition between the two, when moving from chapter to chapter Boland does a good job with a very difficult task, using exact medical terminology and making it a great read for those with a medical scientific background, and for most patients withthan a basic knowledge of Lynch syndrome Blending research with the personal and emotional side of being affected by a hereditary condition is a challenge, at best, but Boland pulls it off well For the reader who desires to learnabout hereditary cancer families and the history of Lynch syndrome, it is a great read For those desiring literary value, I would suggest one purchase a crime thriller or a romance novel, instead of an autobiography, as his work is farcomprehensive than the average recreational read and possesses farquality scientific and medical education value than the average read