Cancer Confidential: Backstage Dramas In The Radiation Clinic

October 18, 2022|
Cancer Confidential: Backstage Dramas In The Radiation Clinic by Charles Hayter, Md
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Each year, almost twenty million people worldwide receive the grim diagnosis of cancer, yet few are prepared for the difficult emotional journey ahead.

Shortly after Dr. Charles Hayter graduated as a cancer specialist, his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. As with many doctors, he found that his medical training did not prepare him for the anguish and turmoil he witnessed in himself, his patients, and their loved ones – anguish often worsened by the stigma and shame surrounding cancer and radiation. In Cancer Confidential, Dr. Hayter shares behind-the-scenes stories of people dealing with cancer and death – often through avoidance, denial, and conflict, but also as shining examples of quiet courage, resilience, and humour.

The backdrop for the stories is the specialty of radiation oncology. One in three cancer patients will receive radiation therapy, yet it remains a mysterious and often maligned area of medicine.

Told in a vivid, dramatic style, Cancer Confidential sheds light on this poorly understood field and reveals intimate stories of individuals and their families in difficult circumstances. It will lend insight, compassion, and support to anyone facing the diagnosis of cancer.

Charles Hayter is a physician and award-winning writer based in Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a former associate professor of radiation oncology at both Queen’s University and the University of Toronto.
Title:Cancer Confidential: Backstage Dramas In The Radiation Clinic
Product dimensions:304 pages, 9.1 X 6.1 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 9.1 X 6.1 X 1 in
Published:October 18, 2022
Publisher:University of Toronto Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781487528157

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