Radical : the science, culture, and history of breast cancer in America
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Breast cancer is one of history's most prolific killers. Despite billions spent on research and treatments, it remains one of the deadliest diseases facing women today. From the forests of the Pacific Northwest to an operating suite in Los Angeles to the epicenter of pink-ribbon advocacy in Dallas, Pickert reports on the turning points and people responsible for the progress that has been made against breast cancer and documents the challenges of defeating a disease that strikes one in eight American women and has helped shape the country's medical culture.
Drawing on interviews with doctors, economists, researchers, advocates and patients, as well as on journal entries and recordings collected over the author's treatment, Radical puts the story of breast cancer into context, and shows how modern treatments represent a long overdue shift in the way doctors approach cancer -- and disease -- itself.
ContentsSeek and ye shall find
Not your mother's chemotherapy
Pick your poison
From scalpels to sentinels
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Breast -- Cancer -- Treatment -- Popular works.
Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York :2019.
325 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-314) and index.