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One in Three: A Sons Journey Into the History and Science of Cancer Adam Wishart

One in Three: A Sons Journey Into the History and Science of Cancer

Adam Wishart

Published February 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781555848873
ebook
304 pages
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Calming and illuminating . . . A story more gripping than frightening.--Janet Maslin, The New York TimesWriter and documentary director Adam Wisharts poignant and timely book on cancer is the first of its kind--a seamless blend of memoir andMoreCalming and illuminating . . . A story more gripping than frightening.--Janet Maslin, The New York TimesWriter and documentary director Adam Wisharts poignant and timely book on cancer is the first of its kind--a seamless blend of memoir and medical history that simultaneously explains science in an elegant, non-intimidating way and connects to the experience of being a patient. When his father was diagnosed with cancer, Wishart couldnt find a book that answered his most basic questions: What was the disease and how did it take hold? What is it about cancers biology that makes it hard to eradicate? Are we to a cure? One in Three is a sons personal and journalistic take on cancers history and the encouraging story of sciences progress in changing the outlook on cancer from a disease we die from to one we live with, providing the full account of the discovery of the disease, its treatment, and its prevention. Wisharts candid discussion of his personal link to cancer is ultimately a story of hope, and one in which we may all find comfort. One in three of us will develop cancer. This book will help us to understand it without fear.