1. Josie: My Cancer Curse


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    Produced by Matchlight, (C) Matchlight, 2011 If your body carried a deadly gene that increased your chances of getting breast cancer to 80% - would you want to know? 18-year-old Josie Bellerby is a gorgeous, fun-loving, typical teenager. Except for one thing, her Mum carries a hereditary gene that has cursed their family for generations, killing her grandmother and her mother. Now there's a test that tells you if you have the gene. Josie's Mum Julia was one of the first in the UK to take it. She proved positive, but to save her life she had to have drastic surgery - to remove both her breasts. Josie and her two sisters face the same heartbreaking choice. Big sister Lucy has decided she's ready to take the test and will soon receive life-changing news. Josie has a dilemma should she find out if she has it too? Her family think she's too young to know, she should be enjoying her young life not worrying about the risk of cancer and a double mastectomy. Josie's an ordinary girl searching for the answer to an extraordinary question: is she old enough to cope with finding out if she carries the cancer curse?

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