Cross Everything: A personal journey into the evolution of cancer (Hardback)
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Cross Everything: A personal journey into the evolution of cancer (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 18/02/2021
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'May be the most heartbreaking medical memoir you'll read.' Daily Mail 'A moving, compelling and vital book, that sheds much needed light on the very latest understanding of cancer.' Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies 'A gripping, heartbreaking, accessible personal journey through love and cancer' Charles Graeber, New York Times bestselling author of The Breakthrough 'Sensitive and informed. Essential reading for anyone supporting a loved one through cancer. Heartbreaking, emotional - and totally and utterly uplifting and hopeful.' Deborah James, writer and broadcaster When Henry Scowcroft's partner Zarah was diagnosed with stage IV bladder cancer in her mid-thirties, their world fell apart. In order to cope with the upheaval as they endured scans, aggressive chemotherapy and hospital stays, Henry began writing down and sharing their experiences with friends and family. His day job as a writer for the charity Cancer Research UK helped him to explain everything he was learning from the coalface of cancer treatment - including Zarah's diagnosis, and their rollercoaster journey through the health system. After Zarah's untimely death Henry found some closure and comfort by trying to learn more about her cancer from scientific analysis of the test results and biopsies taken during her treatment, and enlisted a team of doctors and researchers to help him. Could he have done more? How did Zarah's tumour develop? Could there be a legacy from her death that would help others diagnosed with cancer? This heart-wrenching memoir of love and loss is interspersed with Henry's mission to understand the cancer that took his partner too soon.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472975126
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 564 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A moving, compelling and vital book, that sheds much needed light on the very latest understanding of cancer. * Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies *
Sensitive and informed. Essential reading for anyone supporting a loved one through cancer. * Deborah James, writer and broadcaster *
A gripping, heartbreaking, accessible personal journey through love and cancer. * Charles Graeber, New York Times bestselling author of The Breakthrough *
Cross Everything may be the most heartbreaking medical memoir you'll read. * The Daily Mail *
A moving and sensitive story that shines a light on our understanding of cancer * View Digital *

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“Heart-wrenching”

Cross Everything is a heart-wrenching cancer memoir and a witty and at times darkly comical take on a disease that one in two of us will experience at some point in our lives.

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MrsElsie

“A medical book with a heart”

We know from the beginning of the book that Henry’s partner Zarah died of bladder cancer. No spoilers there. But this is a great blend of showing us the intricacies of their journey through it - the medical and the... More

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