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Breast cancer : society shapes an epidemic

Author: Anne S Kasper; Susan J Ferguson
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Palgrave pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic provides an innovative look at the social and political contexts of breast cancer and examines how this illness has become a social problem.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne S Kasper; Susan J Ferguson
ISBN: 0312294514 9780312294519
OCLC Number: 50080401
Description: xii, 388 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Inventing a curable disease: historical perspectives on breast cancer / Barron H. Lerner --
Deformities and diseased: the medicalization of women's breasts / Susan J. Ferguson --
Breast cancer and the evolving health care system: why health care reform is a breast cancer issue / Ellen R. Shaffer --
Profits from pain: the political economy of breast cancer / Jane S. Zones --
Women's experiences of breast cancer / Marcy E. Rosenbaum and Gun M. Roos --
Barriers and burdens : poor women face breast cancer / Anne S. Kasper --
Breast cancer policymaking / Carol S. Weisman --
Controversies in breast cancer research / Sue V. Rosser --
The environmental link to breast cancer / Sandra Steingraber --
Breast cancer in popular women's magazines from 1913 to 1996 / Jennifer R. Fosket, Angela Karran, and Christine LaFia --
Sister support: women create a breast cancer movement / Barbara A. Brenner --
Conclusion: eliminating breast cancer from our future / Anne S. Kasper and Susan J. Ferguson.
Responsibility: [edited by] Anne S. Kasper and Susan J. Ferguson.
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"A refreshing addition to the literature of breast cancer, this book contends that it is societal change as much as anything that will lead to better treatment and prevention of breast cancer" - Read more...

 
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