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Map Of Destiny: Pinpointing A Cancer Epidemic On The Kitchen Table
     

Map Of Destiny: Pinpointing A Cancer Epidemic On The Kitchen Table

by Joan Swirsky
 

Map of Destiny is the true story of an ordinary Long Island housewife, Lorraine Pace, who got breast cancer and then learned that 20 of her neighbors also suffered from the disease. But when she realized that the medical and science "establishments" didn't believe in "clusters," she got mad and set about to prove them wrong. With no background in science or

Overview

Map of Destiny is the true story of an ordinary Long Island housewife, Lorraine Pace, who got breast cancer and then learned that 20 of her neighbors also suffered from the disease. But when she realized that the medical and science "establishments" didn't believe in "clusters," she got mad and set about to prove them wrong. With no background in science or political advocacy, she single-handedly mobilized her oncologist and local health department to design a study; her community newspaper to publish the study's results; the neighbors to collate the data; a university epidemiologist to analyze the data; and both regional and national politicians to back her efforts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974029580
Publisher:
Tempest Book Shop
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Joan Swirsky has written about breast cancer issues and their clinical, psychological, political, environmental, and social implications for more than 20 years. She has authored 10 books and is a former obstetrical nurse and Lamaze teacher and a practicing psychotherapist.

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