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The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last

The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last (Hardback)

By Raza, Azra

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A world-class oncologist's devastating and deeply personal examination of cancer We have lost the war on cancer. We spend $150 billion each year treating cancer, yet --- a few innovations notwithstanding-a patient with cancer is as likely to die of it as one was fifty years ago. ...Most new drugs add mere months to one's life at agonizing physical and financial cost. In The First Cell, Azra Raza offers a searing account of how medicine --- indeed, our society --- (mis)treats cancer; how we can do better; and why we must. A lyrical journey from hope to despair and back again, The First Cell explores cancer from every angle: medical, scientific, cultural, and personal. Indeed, Dr. Raza describes how she herself bore the terrible burden of being her own husband's oncologist as he succumbed to leukemia. Like When Breath Becomes Air, The First Cell is no ordinary book of medicine, but a book of wisdom and grace by an author who has devoted her life to making the unbearable easier to bear.
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ISBN 9781541699526
Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781541699526
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Basic Books
Released 15 Oct 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Raza, Azra
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Medicine: General Issues
Diseases & Disorders
Nursing & Ancillary Services
Biology & Life Sciences
Popular Medicine
Coping With Illness
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 616.994
Weight 567g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Neoplasms - therapy, Neoplasms - prevention & control, Medical Oncology, Personal Narrative
NBS Text Clinical Medicine: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade