At forty-three with two children nearing graduation and an exciting future ahead, Stacy Middleman was faced with the greatest challenge of her life: a second diagnosis of breast cancer. With fierce emotional grit she confronts her disease — and precarious future — by writing letters to cancer and disseminating her rage online. Dear Cancer, Love, Stacy is a compilation of posts that were shared on Facebook in real time. Upon her first diagnosis, Stacy tested positive for the BRCA mutation, a hereditary genetic mutation associated with a high risk of breast and ovarian cancer which affects 1 in 40 Ashkenazi Jewish women and men, at a rate ten times higher than the general population. Stacy’s message of prevention and understanding BRCA is essential to the future of the Jewish community. Stacy’s voice is compelling and the connection she has with thousands of readers is both unique and universal in this brave new world of social media. Her resilience in the face of true uncertainty shines a light onto what it really means to be a survivor.
Dear Cancer Love Stacy
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2017
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