- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (October 15, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0520276574
- ISBN-13: 978-0520276574
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #760,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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-- Donna Haraway, author of Simians, Cyborgs, and Women
"Malignant is the most important book about cancer in decades. Lochlann Jain brilliantly compels us to look straight into its metastases and cultural malignancies. In cancer's claws we find, not just the limits of existence, but also a poetics of resistance."
-- Jonathan Metzl MD, PhD, author of The Protest Psychosis
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The author explains her experiences with doctors who downplay her concerns, and seem interested in treating her only when her cancer is deadly.
The medical treatments offer 2% improvement in survival.
Suggestions to recover from cancer.
Her experiences recovering from cancer.
The primary reason for only three stars is the gratuitous and distracting constant conversation of the author's sexual identity. She is gay but this has nothing to do with her having developed breast cancer. Women, straight, bi sexual or gay, can get breast cancer. Men, gay, bi, or straight can get breast cancer. Ms. Jain's sexual preference was in every chapter and mentioned constantly. I found it to be not relevant to the otherwise well written study and detracting from the general theme of the book.