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The Resource Malignant metaphor : confronting cancer myths, Alanna Mitchell

Malignant metaphor : confronting cancer myths, Alanna Mitchell

Label
Malignant metaphor : confronting cancer myths
Title
Malignant metaphor
Title remainder
confronting cancer myths
Statement of responsibility
Alanna Mitchell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An unprecedented take on cancer and recovery Why does cancer have such a deadly hold over our collective imagination? Why do we fear it above all else, even bankruptcy, crime, and sudden death? And why is our dread intensifying, despite the fact that many types of cancer are less common than ever, more curable, and far better understood? When her beloved brother-in-law is diagnosed with the disease, award-winning science writer Alanna Mitchell throws herself into the latest research and clinical literature, breaking it down into a clear, understandable description of what doctors and scientists know of cancer and its treatments. Clear-eyed and compassionate, Mitchell opens the door to new ways of looking at our most-feared illness
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
616.99/4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Malignant metaphor : confronting cancer myths, Alanna Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pandora's jar : disease as punishment -- The sisters of fate : is cancer inevitable? -- Billboard for sin : the fables of disease -- The haruspex : defying the dread -- Liquid biopsy : the imagination of cancer -- Garden of Eden -- rewriting the metaphor
Control code
sky278103452
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781770412682
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
a2082957
Label
Malignant metaphor : confronting cancer myths, Alanna Mitchell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pandora's jar : disease as punishment -- The sisters of fate : is cancer inevitable? -- Billboard for sin : the fables of disease -- The haruspex : defying the dread -- Liquid biopsy : the imagination of cancer -- Garden of Eden -- rewriting the metaphor
Control code
sky278103452
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781770412682
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
a2082957

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