Malignant Metaphor: The Hidden Meaning of Cancer

Malignant Metaphor The Hidden Meaning of Cancer 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 t

  • Title: Malignant Metaphor: The Hidden Meaning of Cancer
  • Author: Alanna Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9781770907966
  • Page: 107
  • Format: ebook
  • 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, curable, and far better understood Because cancer has become our malignant metaphor, a billboard for our secret sinWhy 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, 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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