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The Resource The first cell : and the human costs of pursuing cancer to the last, Azra Raza

The first cell : and the human costs of pursuing cancer to the last, Azra Raza

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The first cell : and the human costs of pursuing cancer to the last
Title
The first cell
Title remainder
and the human costs of pursuing cancer to the last
Statement of responsibility
Azra Raza
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is 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 it, 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. This book 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, this book 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. This book 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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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10815976
Cataloging source
NJB
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Raza, Azra
Dewey number
616.99/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC263
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QZ 21
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True
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  • Raza, Azra
  • Oncologists
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
Target audience
adult
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and the human costs of pursuing cancer to the last
Label
The first cell : and the human costs of pursuing cancer to the last, Azra Raza
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
000065764957
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 347 pages
Isbn
9781541699526
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2019016257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1082242119
Label
The first cell : and the human costs of pursuing cancer to the last, Azra Raza
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
000065764957
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 347 pages
Isbn
9781541699526
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2019016257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1082242119

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