Ken Burns to Produce PBS Doc ‘The Emperor of All Maladies,’ Aims to Create a National Conversation About Cancer

Ken Burns to Produce PBS Doc ‘The Emperor of All Maladies,’ Aims to Create a National Conversation About Cancer

Excited about this.

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Author: Cancer Curmudgeon

Oct 2010 diagnosed with Stage 3, HER2+ Breast Cancer. Completed treatment Jan 2012. Waaaaaay over pink. Applying punk rock sensibility to how I do cancer.

4 thoughts on “Ken Burns to Produce PBS Doc ‘The Emperor of All Maladies,’ Aims to Create a National Conversation About Cancer”

  1. Reblogged this on My Eyes Are Up Here and commented:
    Cancer Curmudgeon posted this story about Ken Burns’ production of a documentary based on the book, “The Emperor of All Maladies.” Like her, I am very excited. I loved that book. I am very comforted by being able to put myself within a larger context and this book helped me do just that, in the early months of my diagnosis. My medical oncologist recommended that I read it as did my husband. I was also heartened by reading about the enormous strides that have been made in cancer assessment and treatment. I know that assessment and treatment of breast cancer is far from perfect but reading about the history and tracing the progression of the way my illness has been dealt with was very encouraging. The documentary is planned to air two years from now.

    Stay tuned!

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      1. I happened to be reading the section on breast cancer, while waiting in pre-op for my mastectomy. My breast surgeon came in and asked, “What are you reading, Elizabeth?” I sort of stammered, “Well, this is going to sound kind of masochistic…”

        It was actually kind of comforting to know how much the procedure had been improved since not so long ago.

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