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Truth About Cancer, The   -  Discontinued


Truth About Cancer, The


Item Number:
WG42559
Price:
 
Format:
DVD
Length:
116 min.
Copyright:
2008
Closed Caption:
Yes
Producer:
WGBH Boston Video
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Summary:
An eye-opening special that seeks to answer the provocative question, "Why does anyone still die of cancer?"

Told in the first person by award-winning filmmaker Linda Garmon, The Truth About Cancer shares the personal story of her own husband's battle with cancer. Garmon returns to the same hospitals and institutions where her husband was treated to chronicle the lives of patients, doctors, and researchers who are united in the hope for a cancer cure. Part science, part personal catharsis, part character-driven storytelling, this powerful documentary will uncover the truth about cancer and tell us where we stand in fighting this decades-old war.

Immediately following the film is Take One Step: A Conversation About Cancer with Linda Ellerbee, a 30-minute follow-up discussion hosted by news journalist and breast cancer survivor Linda Ellerbee. The panel includes Dr. Ernie Bodai, Dr. Bernadine Healy, Dr. Paul Brenner, and Dr. Richard Payne—all cancer survivors—and covers the importance of prevention and screenings, what to expect if you or a loved one is diagnosed, and how to live with the disease.

Special DVD features include: bonus footage of Linda Ellerbee's panel discussion; downloadable resource materials from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship; a link to The Truth About Cancer Web site; scene selections; and closed captions.




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