Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.
Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can bring out the best or the worst in patients, as they work to deal with the devastation this diagnosis often brings. For climate scientist and MacArthur fellow Stephen H. Schneider, PhD, it brought out the fighter. In The Patient From Hell, Schneider tells of his battle against mantle cell lymphoma and his constant struggle to push the limits in an effort to save his life. Now, 4 years since his diagnosis at age 56 and still in remission, Schneider shares his personal experience of how he beat the odds for this rare and difficult-to-treat cancer.
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