Laura Holmes Haddad discusses her accessible and motivational work, This Is Cancer: Everything You Need to Know, from the Waiting Room to the Bedroom. Cancer is indiscriminate. It cares little for class, creed or color. Its patients are literally everywhere. When Laura Holmes Haddad was diagnosed, she discovered shelf upon shelf of overly-earnest, somber, gray survival books, and knew there had to be a better way. This Is Cancer is the thoughtful, informative fabulous-looking result for those who prefer their pathos with equal parts humor and reality and a touch of flair. A what to expect when you re expecting book for the diagnosis you don t want but are stuck with, This Is Cancer is the book that patients keep in their heading to the hospital bag, because it s the only one that tells them what s going on and keeps them company.
Laura will be in conversation with Dr. Kimberly Allison, Director of Breast Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center and author of Red Sunshine: A Story of Strength and Inspiration from a Doctor Who Survived Stage 3 Breast Cancer.