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Thinking Through Breast Cancer: A Philosophical Exploration of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival

Mary Ann G. Cutter

Abstract

Anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer or is acquainted with someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer knows that cancer raises a host of questions concerning its nature, how we know it, and how we treat it. Such questions frame the difficult decisions that patients must make about their treatment, care, and mortality. Thinking Though Breast Cancer: A Philosophical Exploration of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival is a philosophical investigation of the second leading cause of cancer death among women. It is a study of how breast cancer is described, explained, evaluated, and ... More

Keywords: breast cancer, philosophy of medicine, biomedical ethics, clinical uncertainty, patient decision making

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190637033
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190637033.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Ann G. Cutter, author
Professor, Philosophy Department, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs