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The Resource Flat : reclaiming my body from breast cancer, Catherine Guthrie

Flat : reclaiming my body from breast cancer, Catherine Guthrie

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Flat : reclaiming my body from breast cancer
Title
Flat
Title remainder
reclaiming my body from breast cancer
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Guthrie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a young, queer woman, Catherine Guthrie worked hard to feel at home in her body. However, after years writing about women's health and breast cancer, Guthrie is thrust into the role of the patient after a devastating diagnosis at age thirty-eight. At least, she thinks, I know what I'm up against. She is wrong. In one horrifying moment after another, everything that could go wrong does - the surgeon gives her a double mastectomy but misses the cancerous lump, one of the most effective drug treatments fails, and a doctor's error may have unleashed millions of breast cancer cells into her body. This book is Guthrie's story of how two bouts of breast cancer shook her faith in her body, her relationship, and medicine. Along the way, she challenges the view that breasts are essential to femininity and paramount to a woman's happiness. Ultimately, she traces an intimate portrayal of how cancer reshapes her relationship with Mary, her partner, revealing - in the midst of crisis - a love story. Filled with candor, vulnerability, and resilience, Guthrie upends the "pink ribbon" narrative and offers a unique perspective on womanhood, what it means to be "whole," and the importance of women advocating for their desires. This book is the story of how she found the strength to forge an unconventional path - one of listening to her body - that she'd been on all along
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guthrie, Catherine
Dewey number
  • 616.99/4490092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guthrie, Catherine,
  • Breast
Label
Flat : reclaiming my body from breast cancer, Catherine Guthrie
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky293571188
Extent
256 pages cm.
Isbn
9781510732919
Lccn
2018034140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Flat : reclaiming my body from breast cancer, Catherine Guthrie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky293571188
Extent
256 pages cm.
Isbn
9781510732919
Lccn
2018034140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

    • Jericho Public LibraryBorrow it
      1 Merry Lane, Jericho, NY, 11753, US
      40.793548 -73.535164
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