MaryEllen Locher Breast Center Hosts Book Signing

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Memorial Health Care System Foundation will host a book signing event featuring Melanie Young, author of Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor's Guide To Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at Memorial Hospital. Those attending the book signing will have an opportunity to purchase the book prior to its official release which is scheduled for Sept. 10. 

A native of Chattanooga and daughter of Sonia Young - The Purple Lady, Ms. Young has had a successful career in wine and food marketing. Diagnosed with cancer in both breasts in 2009, Ms. Young’s treatment included a double mastectomy, breast reconstruction, chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, and prophylactic surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes after testing positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation. Women with inherited mutations in the BRCA2 gene have an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Ms. Young’s book is designed to help patients navigate their breast cancer, manage their health care and look and feel their best during and after treatment. Each chapter provides survivors’ tips, expert advice from medical, nutrition and wellness professionals and insights on what to expect, questions to ask, how to maintain your focus, boost your self image, eat and exercise for optimum health and keep your sense of humor intact, officials said.

The Mary Ellen Locher Breast Center will receive a donation for each book sold at the event. For more information, please call the Memorial Foundation at 495-4438.


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