Anthropologies of cancer and risk, uncertainty and disruption

Lenore Hilda Manderson

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Medical Anthropology
EditorsMerrill Singer, Pamela I Erickson
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages323 - 338
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781444395297, 9781444395280, 9781444395303
ISBN (Print)9781405190022
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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