Breast Cancer Inside Out: Bodies, Biographies & Beliefs (Hardcover)

Breast Cancer Inside Out: Bodies, Biographies & Beliefs By Maria Vaccarella (Editor), Kimberly Myers (Editor) Cover Image

Breast Cancer Inside Out: Bodies, Biographies & Beliefs (Hardcover)

By Maria Vaccarella (Editor), Kimberly Myers (Editor)


(This book cannot be returned.)

Ambitious in its forms and disciplinary insights, this is health humanities writing of real value. An accessible, rich and real range of stories tells us what it is like to experience breast cancer. This book is for patients, clinicians and people who live close to this condition - and that really means all of us. (Professor Jane Macnaughton, Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University)

This is a wonderful collection of essays describing every aspect of breast cancer care, written by patients and the people who treat them. It is full of warmth, empathy and honesty, and will gently guide anyone through a diagnosis of
breast cancer. (Dr. Liz O'Riordan, author of The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer)

This book offers a 360 look at breast cancer from individuals who have intimate understanding of and experience with it: patients who have lived or are living with the disease; healthcare providers whose perspectives patients and families rarely get to know; and researchers and scholars who examine breast cancer through various scientific and cultural lenses. Here you will meet 33 individuals from the UK and US who provide both factual information and personal insights in different forms: historical overview, personal essay, interview, play script, poem, interpersonal vignette, practical guidelines, comic, mixed-media photography exhibit and scholarly analysis.

Breast cancer changes lives. This book is meant to be a single go-to source for people who want to understand more fully and clearly the lived experience of breast cancer - what those who know it best think and do and feel.

Kimberly R. Myers, M.A., Ph.D., is Professor of Humanities and Medicine and Distinguished Educator at Penn State College of Medicine, and Program Director of Schwartz Center Rounds for the Penn State Cancer Institute. Dr. Myers' scholarship focuses on sociocultural dimensions of illness, illness narratives, medical education and graphic medicine, and she has published in professional journals including Journal of the American Medical Association, British Medical Journal, American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, Annals of Internal Medicine, Literature and Medicine and Academic Medicine as well as lay periodicals including The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Atlantic. She is author or editor of six books.
Product Details ISBN: 9781788747332
ISBN-10: 178874733X
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: February 19th, 2021
Pages: 486
Language: English
Series: Medical Humanities