The first cell : and the human costs of pursuing cancer to the last / Azra Raza.
By: Raza, AzraMaterial type: TextPublisher: New York : Basic Books, 2019Description: xii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN: 9781541699526; 1541699521Subject(s): Cancer -- Prevention | Cancer -- Popular works
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
With the fascinating scholarship of The Emperor of All Maladies and the deeply personal experience of When Breath Becomes Air , a world-class oncologist examines the current state of cancer and its devastating impact on the individuals it affects -- including herself. <br> In The First Cell , Azra Raza offers a searing account of how both medicine and 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, Raza describes how she 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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Prologue : cancer and its discontents -- Introduction : from last to first -- Omar : the nobleness of life is to do thus -- Per : sand piles and cancer -- Lady N : a loaded gun -- Kitty C : what wound did ever heal but by degrees? -- JC : one touch of nature makes the whole world kin -- Andrew : was honesty a choice? -- Harvey : death stared him in the face, and he stared right back -- Aftermath : give sorrow words -- Epilogue : the dawn has already arrived.
"A world-class oncologist delivers a devastating and deeply personal examination of cancer, offering a searing account of how both medicine and society (mis)treats cancer, how people can do better, and why they must." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Prologue Cancer And Its Discontents (p. 1)
- Introduction From Last To First (p. 5)
- 1 Omar: The Nobleness of Life Is to Do Thus (p. 23)
- 2 Per: Sandpiles and Cancer (p. 57)
- 3 Lady N.: A Loaded Gun (p. 87)
- 4 Kitty C.: What Wound Did Ever Heal but by Degrees? (p. 123)
- 5 JC: One Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kin (p. 157)
- 6 Andrew: Was Honesty a Choice? (p. 179)
- 7 Harvey: Death Stared Him in the Face, and He Stared Right Back (p. 219)
- Aftermath Give Sorrow Words (p. 257)
- Epilogue The Dawn Has Already Arrived (p. 279)
- Acknowledgments (p. 291)
- Bibliography (p. 299)
- Credits (p. 327)
- Index (p. 329)