Why Do You Need To Reimagine Cancer?

Our modern knowledge of the disease called cancer requires a rethinking of what it is, how to prevent it, to treat it and to sometimes just live with it.

Through teachable moments of patient journeys, interwoven with cutting edge medical science, we describe how the entire landscape of cancer has changed over the past 15 years. Some conditions that doctors used to call cancer are now not considered cancer at all. Several very common pre-cancerous conditions are often over-diagnosed and over-treated. For the rest of the 200 diseases we call cancer, new precision medicines are either curing patients or turning their conditions into manageable chronic illnesses, like high blood pressure or diabetes. DNA technologies and new research into the way our immune systems work are the launch pads for a new moonshot to finally win the war on cancer that we have been waging for the past 45 years.

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Reimagining Cancer

As a 6 year cancer survivor, I recommend this book!! Each chapter has a celebrity story, A My Journey selection, a poem and Key Points to Remember. I thought I was knowledgeable about cancer but I learned much more great information from this book. Everyone should read it.

The Power of Teachable Moments

The medical journeys of celebrities and average people can inform and inspire others to reimagine what they know about cancer and how to deal with it.

“Need to know” facts about breast cancer

Some conditions called cancer are over-diagnosed and over-treated and your family history can tell a lot about your risks. And men get breast cancer too.

Advantages of “oncoplastic” surgery

The goals of modern cancer surgery are both to treat the disease and maximize your quality of life. New procedures using stem cells and medical tattoos are yielding remarkable results.

Why “ovarian” cancer is over

Recent discoveries have proven that most “ovarian” cancers actually arise in the Fallopian tubes. This fact has huge implications for prevention and treatment.

Short- and long-term side effects of treatment

Both conventional and complementary medicine approaches can relieve symptoms and reduce complications of treatment.

The future of cancer and how to prevent it

Many cancers can be prevented.
We tell you how to decrease or even eliminate your risks.

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About the authors


Mark S. Boguski, MD, PhD

Mark S. Boguski, MD, PhD, is the Chief Medical Officer of Precision Medicine Network, Inc. He has served on the faculty at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, as a Vice President of the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research and as the founding Director of the Paul Allen Institute for Brain Science. Dr. Boguski received the Regents' Award from the National Library of Medicine and the Director's Award from the National Institutes of Health. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, a former reviewing editor for Science magazine and past editor-in-chief of Genomics.


Michele Berman, MD,

Michele Berman, MD, a graduate of Washington University's School of Medicine and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, served as Clinical Instructor at Georgetown University and George Washington University. While practicing pediatrics on Capitol Hill for 12 years, she wrote a monthly column in Washington Parent Magazine. In 2008, Dr. Berman founded Celebrity Diagnosis, which has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, USA Today and American Medical News.


David Tabatsky

David Tabatsky received a BA in communications and an MA in theatre education from Adelphi University. He is the author of Write for Life: Communicating Your Way Through Cancer, coauthor of The Cancer Book and editor of It's Just a Word, both published by Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing. David teaches communication workshops and speaks at cancer centers nationwide.