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In Sickness: A Memoir

In Sickness: A Memoir

by Barrett Rollins
In Sickness: A Memoir

In Sickness: A Memoir

by Barrett Rollins


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A medical emergency forces a brilliant Harvard oncologist to reveal that she has been hiding her advanced breast cancer for a decade. Her husband—also an oncologist—must set aside his anger and feelings of betrayal so that he can care for her during her final year of life.

When Jane, a world-famous Harvard oncologist, suddenly collapses at work, the medical team resuscitating her makes a shocking discovery: she has advanced breast cancer that she’s been hiding for years. The results are catastrophic. In Sickness shows how even the most rational people can be nearly destroyed by their irrational fears. Tragic, moving, and wryly funny at times, this is an unflinching portrayal of a complicated marriage and its secrets.

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ISBN-13: 9781637585580
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 11/15/2022
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 63,755
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Barrett Rollins is an oncologist and cancer researcher who has published over one hundred scholarly articles, chapters, and books. He is the Linde Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and was, for sixteen years, chief scientific officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Born and raised in Cleveland, he graduated from Amherst College—which also gave him an honorary Doctor of Science—and received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University where he was honored with its Distinguished Alumni Award. He is a long-time trustee of the Interlochen Center for the Arts and lives in Boston with his wife Lynn and their dogs, Skyler and Zeke.

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