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A series of catastrophes & miracles : a true story of love, science, and cancer / Mary Elizabeth Williams.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

"A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death--and be restored to life. After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma--a "rapidly fatal" form of cancer--journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Astonishingly, her cancer disappears entirely in just a few weeks. But at the same time, her best friend embarks on a cancer journey of her own--with very different results. Williams's experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science--and the healing power of human connection"-- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 921 WILLIAMS 2016 (Text) 33892100378786 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/17/2016 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 362.19699 WILLIAMS (Text) 37620000875981 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/30/2017 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 921 W674 (Text) 37801000564136 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 01/12/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781426216336
  • ISBN: 1426216335
  • Physical Description: 304 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2016].

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a reader discussion guide.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-299).
Summary, etc.:
"A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death--and be restored to life. After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma--a "rapidly fatal" form of cancer--journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Astonishingly, her cancer disappears entirely in just a few weeks. But at the same time, her best friend embarks on a cancer journey of her own--with very different results. Williams's experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science--and the healing power of human connection"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Williams, Mary Elizabeth, 1965- > Health.
Metastasis.
Cancer > Patients > Biography.
Cancer in women > Patients > Biography.
Women > Health and hygiene.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Cancer.
Genre: Biographies.

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