OverviewThe wide-ranging impact that cancer can have on a life in the months and years after the last doctor’s appointment is documented in photos in this meaningful collection. In 2010, the New York Times asked readers who had survived cancer to send in their photos and answer the question, “How is your life different after cancer?” and the resulting images and essays are displayed in this book. The photos depict not only the new adventures and overjoyed faces of survivors but also the honest pictures of loss, confusion, and sadness that reveal the “not always happy” life after survival. The words that complement the images contain stories of hope, trepidation, concern, and renewal, as well as sage advice on living a normal life as the specter of cancer recedes. Also included in the book are entries from relatives and spouses who cared for loved ones who received a cancer diagnosis, some of whom did not survive their battle with the disease. This moving look at life after cancer will help other survivors and patients realize that they are not alone.
Author BiographyThe New York Times is a leading media company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion and includes the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Boston Globe, and 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 websites. It is based in New York City. Karen Barrow is Web producer for the science desk of The New York Times. In addition to maintaining the Times' health Web page and reporting on healthy living and consumer health issues, Karen conceives and executes innovative multimedia projects designed to engage and educate health consumers and give patients a voice. Ms. Barrow has written for The New York Times, Scholastic’s Science World and Super Science magazines, ADDitude, The New York Sun, and The Jewish Week. Tara Parker-Pope writes about personal health for the New York Times and is the editor of the paper's "Well" section.