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Book details
  • Genre:HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SubGenre:Diseases / Cancer
  • Language:English
  • Pages:250
  • eBook ISBN:9780984929610

Twelve Weeks

An Artist's Story of Cancer, Healing, and Hope

by Karen Lee Sobol

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Overview
Very healthy for most of her life, at age fifty-six Karen Lee Sobol received a shocking diagnosis. A rare incurable blood cancer raged through her. Unwilling to accept conventional chemotherapy, she chose to enroll in a clinical trial. For Twelve Weeks, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, she received an experimental, biology-based drug. Enlisting traditional and holistic healing techniques to supplement aggressive medical treatment, over time Karen Lee became cancer-free. Her experience marks a breakthrough in medical science. With compassion and humor, Twelve Weeks takes the reader inside the world of cancer, and the people, thoughts, and emotions that led to Karen Lee's decision to believe in her recovery and return to good health. With hope in her heart, she illustrates her story with her art. Useful as a medical, emotional, and spiritual guide for people experiencing cancer, treating it, or seeking to cure it, Twelve Weeks offers both information and inspiration.
Description
Very healthy for most of her life, at age fifty-six Karen Lee Sobol received a shocking diagnosis. A rare incurable blood cancer raged through her. Unwilling to accept conventional chemotherapy, she chose to enroll in a clinical trial. For Twelve Weeks, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, she received an experimental, biology-based drug. Enlisting traditional and holistic healing techniques to supplement aggressive medical treatment, over time Karen Lee became cancer-free. Her experience marks a breakthrough in medical science. With compassion and humor, Twelve Weeks takes the reader inside the world of cancer, and the people, thoughts, and emotions that led to Karen Lee's decision to believe in her recovery and return to good health. With hope in her heart, she illustrates her story with her art. Useful as a medical, emotional, and spiritual guide for people experiencing cancer, treating it, or seeking to cure it, Twelve Weeks offers both information and inspiration.
About the author
Karen Lee Sobol is a painter, printmaker and sculptor who studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and graduated from Radcliffe College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a board member of the New England Aquarium and the Institute for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School. As an advocate for the Bing Center for Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, she supports education and research and speaks regularly to share her story of healing and hope.
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