trshtwns01 (trshtwns01) wrote,

No. Way.

You've got to be F'n kidding me! The Robin Cook book that I've been reading since becoming coherent in the hospital is finally nearing the end. I was quite surprised to find the main character being diagnosed as BRCA1+ and having to deal with what that meant for her life. I watched her go through the same thoughts and options that I was faced with. I wondered how it would all tie into the main story.

The patients that are being killed in the hospital? The insurance company is doing it based on genetic testing. Anyone who had been diagnosed with specific mutations in genes that are known to cause problems in the future, colon cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, heart disease, etc., were being marked as too high of a risk and being killed.

Yep - that's exactly the book I needed to be reading as I am spending the next few months trying to turn around a BRCA mutation :)

Next time, no medical thrillers, even though they are some of my favorites. Maybe some nice, light and completely improbably Steven King.
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