Chapter prologue: PROLOGUE Cancers occur worldwide. While there are variations in their epidemiology, including the prevalence of genetic risk factors, types, incidence and distribution of cancers, treatment options and outcomes, the diseases are together unique in the fear that they engender, as possibilities and as diagnosed disease, and in the silence that surrounds them. I begin by drawing on Lorraine Yapa??s ethnography of breast cancer in the Philippines, and summarize one womana??s experience.
|Title of host publication||A Companion to Medical Anthropology|
|Editors||Merrill Singer, Pamela I Erickson|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Pages||323 - 338|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781444395297, 9781444395280, 9781444395303|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|