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Margaret J. Wooddell was a research biochemist for Burroughs Wellcome Company. She is a doctoral candidate at Rensselar Polytechnic Institute. David J. Hess is Professor of Anthropology in the Science and Technology Studies Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His books include Science Studies: An Advanced Introduction (also available from NYU Press), Science in the New Age and Science and Technology in a Multicultural World.
"An outstanding contribution to the international debate over breast cancer. Women Confront Cancer not only focuses on exciting new non-conventional treatment options, but allows outspoken women cancer patients to describe their experiences and ordeals in their own words. A landmard in the struggle for patient autonomy." --Ralph Moss, Ph.D., author of The Cancer Industry "Without telling us what we ought to do, these women make it clear what we can do: Remember that miracles do occur and that no one, not even orthodox medicine, has all the answers." --Susun S. Weed, author of Breast Cancer? Breast Health!, The Wise Woman Way. "Women Confront Cancer offers more than case stories of hope triumphing over despair, more than options, alternatives and resources. Its message about individuality, empowerment and leadership makes it must reading for every woman diagnosed with cancer. Its quiet demand for medical freedom of choice and for a patient-driven shift in oncologic policy should be heard by every professional in the cancer field. If ever there was a time for this book, it is now." --Susan Silberstein, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education