Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths

September 1, 2018|
Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths by Alanna Mitchell


“Clear medical explanations . . . will bring comfort to those readers and their loved ones facing a cancer diagnosis” (Publishers Weekly).

Winner of the Lane Anderson Award for Science Writing

Alanna Mitchell explores the facts and myths about cancer in this powerful book, as she recounts her family’s experiences with the disease. When her beloved brother-in-law John is diagnosed with malignant melanoma, Alanna 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, Alanna 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, Malignant Metaphor is a compassionate and persuasive book that has the power to change the conversation about cancer.

“Mitchell’s research is rooted in science, while her writing remains grippingly personal.” ―Quill & Quire

Title:Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:September 1, 2018
Publisher:ECW Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781770907973

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