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Radical : the science, culture, and history of breast cancer in America / Kate Pickert.

Pickert, Kate, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

Kate Pickert worked as a health-care journalist and knew medical treatment well, but it all changed when she was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer at age 35. Pickert used her journalistic skills to identify the cultural, scientific, and historical forces shaping the lives of breast-cancer patients in the modern age. Breast cancer is one of history's most prolific killers. Despite billions spent on research and treatments, it remains one of the deadliest diseases facing women today. From the forests of the Pacific Northwest to an operating suite in Los Angeles to the epicenter of pink-ribbon advocacy in Dallas, Pickert reports on the turning points and people responsible for the progress that has been made against breast cancer and documents the challenges of defeating a disease that strikes one in eight American women and has helped shape the country's medical culture.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 616.99449 .P596r 2019 (Text) 37814003256295 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/09/2021 Available -
Parkdale Community Library 616.99449 PIC 2019 (Text) 33892100640789 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/15/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316470322
  • ISBN: 0316470325
  • Physical Description: 325 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-314) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Seek and ye shall find -- CSI: breasts -- Diagnosis -- Pink vibes -- Lady parts -- Not your mother's chemotherapy -- Pick your poison -- Targets -- From scalpels to sentinels -- Whole again -- So meta -- Prognosis.
Summary, etc.:
Kate Pickert worked as a health-care journalist and knew medical treatment well, but it all changed when she was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer at age 35. Pickert used her journalistic skills to identify the cultural, scientific, and historical forces shaping the lives of breast-cancer patients in the modern age. Breast cancer is one of history's most prolific killers. Despite billions spent on research and treatments, it remains one of the deadliest diseases facing women today. From the forests of the Pacific Northwest to an operating suite in Los Angeles to the epicenter of pink-ribbon advocacy in Dallas, Pickert reports on the turning points and people responsible for the progress that has been made against breast cancer and documents the challenges of defeating a disease that strikes one in eight American women and has helped shape the country's medical culture.
Subject: Breast > Cancer > Treatment > Popular works.
Pickert, Kate.
Breast > Cancer > Patients > United States > Biography.

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