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Patient No More: The Politics of Breast Cancer

Sharon Batt’s diagnosis with breast cancer in 1988 led her from a startling investigation of the medical establishment to an examination of how researchers, the media and fundraisers compete for high stakes in the breast cancer ‘game’. In Batt’s own words, “I wondered why women with breast cancer had not come together as a political force. I imagined an activist movement, like the one men with AIDS had created. I was not too far into the book when such a movement sprang into being. Notebook in hand, I became a participant in the story I was writing.” Patient No More won the 1995 Laura Jamieson Prize, sponsored by CRIAW for the best feminist non-fiction book of the year.

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