Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths, A Memoir

April 11, 2017|
Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths, A Memoir by Alanna Mitchell
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"In addition to her clear medical explanations, Mitchell's compassionate attitude will bring comfort to those readers and their loved ones facing a cancer diagnosis." - Publishers Weekly

Award-winning science writer Alanna Mitchell confronts cancer myths in this powerful and personal book, as she recounts her family's experiences with the disease. When her beloved brother-in-law John is diagnosed with malignant melanoma, Mitchell throws herself into the latest clinical research, providing us with a clear description of what scientists know of cancer and its treatments. When John enters the world of alternative treatments, Mitchell does, too, looking for the science in untested waters. She comes face to face with the misconceptions we share about cancer, which are rooted in blame and anxiety, and opens the door to new ways of looking at our most-feared illness.

Beautifully written, at once deeply personal and rigorous, Malignant Metaphor is a compassionate and persuasive book that has the power to change the conversation about cancer.

Title:Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths, A Memoir
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:208 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Published:April 11, 2017
Publisher:ECW Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781770413894

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