At 31, filmmaker Joanna Rudnick faces an impossible decision: remove her breasts and ovaries or risk incredible odds of developing cancer. Armed with a genetic test result that leaves her vulnerable and confused, she balances dreams of having her own children with the unnerving reality that she is risking her life by holding on to her fertility. In the Family follows Joanna as she connects with other women trying to navigate the unpredictable world of predictive genetic testing. Intensely personal and timely, In the Family asks: How much do you sacrifice to survive?
This film will be shown for Breast Cancer awareness month Tuesday Oct. 21 in Room 261 (Nursing classroom).Dialog to follow with a panel of cancer survivors, medical personel and NTC Nursing Faculty. Bring a friend, popcorn and beverages provided.