Cell Wars: An Oral History of Cancer Today will challenge your assumptions about how a cancer diagnosis and treatment are made in the United States in the early twenty-first century. It takes an uncomfortable subject into the realm of public discussion in ways our parents’ generation would never consider. Cancer affects all families, rich or poor. Through the collective voices of over 150 patients and medical professionals interviewed, we learn how we can reduce anxiety with this subject by modeling those who are coping well with this chronic illness. Treating cancer must be both a clinical and psychological protocol—body and head. Today more people live a quality life through advanced treatments and new discoveries. The voices in Cell Wars are both compelling and timely.
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John Tenhula probes a mystifying subject enshrouded by fears that grow in the darkness of ignorance. The author approaches the subject with deep empathy and unflinching penetration - through more than 150 interviews that each shine light on successful coping. Everyone deals with cancer in one way or another. Cell Wars is the place to start with trying to understand and cope with this subject.
Each one of us is effected by cancer. Mr. Tenhula breaks down the fear factor while shining a light on the system that treats patients. Too important a book not to read.