robin mcgee, Amazon review

“The true friend of the patient

I read this book avidly as a cancer survivor and as a healthcare provider. The book is organized with chapters describing in easy layman’s language the basics of breast cancer investigation and treatment – very valuable. However, the true power of the book lies in the passages in which she describes her own personal experiences with breast cancer. Those parts are harrowing and vivid, with dashes of surprising humour. I read about her experiences with the medical bungling with a racing heart. If care that bad can happen to a doctor, what hope is there for the rest of us? Her story is a painful reminder that we must be constantly vigilant when dealing with “the system.” Throughout, I was charmed by her open and confidential writing style, and l look forward to more work from this true friend of the patient.”


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