Cancer Time Bomb: How the BRCA Gene Stole My Tits and Eggs by Joelle Burnette
Approx. 106,670 words.
Published on April 3, 2012.
After finding out she tested positive for the BRCA genetic mutation, Cancer Time Bomb is Joelle Burnette’s non-fiction narrative about her prophylactic journey to becoming a “previvor” and free from breast and ovarian cancers.
This powerful story follows Joelle’s 3-year odyssey revealed in raw honesty as she justifies slicing away healthy parts of her body that have high odds of producing cancer.