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My Breast Cancer All but Announced Itself

Sometimes a cancer diagnosis begins at the doctor’s office. Kate Pickert’s started with a mystery.

AA cancer diagnosis does not usually happen all at once. Rather than a single somber conversation with an oncologist, a patient generally learns the truth through a trickle of test results and expert opinions. Sometimes, it starts…



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Kate Pickert

Author of Radical: The Science, Culture and History of Breast Cancer in America