The Resource Malignant metaphor : the hidden meaning of cancer, Alanna Mitchell, (electronic resource)

Malignant metaphor : the hidden meaning of cancer, Alanna Mitchell, (electronic resource)

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Malignant metaphor : the hidden meaning of cancer
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Malignant metaphor
Title remainder
the hidden meaning of cancer
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Alanna Mitchell
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eng
Summary
Why does cancer have such a deadly hold over our collective imagination? Why do we fear it above all else, even bankruptcy, crime, and sudden death? And why is our dread intensifying, despite the fact that many types of cancer are less common than ever, more curable, and far better understood? Because cancer has become our malignant metaphor, a billboard for our secret sins. We haven't been eating the right food; we have failed to exercise enough; we have buried too much destructive emotion - in short, we have brought the disease upon ourselves. Somehow, we have allowed cancer to represent an irreconcilable trifecta of blame and anxiety: it is inevitable, yet preventable and deserved. But it is time to rewrite the metaphor. When her beloved brother-in-law is diagnosed with the disease, award-winning science writer Alanna Mitchell throws herself into the latest research and clinical literature, breaking it down into a clear, understandable description of what doctors and scientists know of cancer and its treatments. Clear-eyed and compassionate, Mitchell opens the door to new ways of looking at our most-feared illness
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Based on the latest research, analyzes what is known about cancer and its treatment options in order to deconstruct common myths surrounding the disease
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Award
Lane Anderson Prize (Canada), Adult category, 2015.
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Midwest
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Mitchell, Alanna
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570
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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Physical fitness
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adult
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confronting cancer myths
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Malignant metaphor : the hidden meaning of cancer, Alanna Mitchell, (electronic resource)
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9781770907973
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11435004
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Malignant metaphor : the hidden meaning of cancer, Alanna Mitchell, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11435004
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781770907973
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11435004
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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