'Cancer Vixen - a true story', graphic novel, United Kingdom, 2007

Made:
2007 in United Kingdom
publisher:
Fourth Estate

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Book entitled "Cancer Vixen - a True Story". Book standing on black background.
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Book entitled "Cancer Vixen - a True Story". Top three quarter view of open book. Black background.
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Book entitled "Cancer Vixen - a True Story". Top three quarter view showing book cover. Black background.
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Book entitled "Cancer Vixen - a true story" by Marisa Acocella Marchetto, published by Fourth Estate, UK, 2007. Cancer Vixen is a graphic novel relating the experience of the author's eleven month eventually triumphant bout with breast cancer, from diagnosis to cure.

“What happens when a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, single-forever, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoonist with a fabulous life finds … a lump in her breast?”

This is the tag line for the graphic novel Cancer Vixen by Marisa Acocella Marchetto, an American cartoonist. The book relates the experience of her eleven-month, successful fight against breast cancer, from diagnosis to cure. A percentage of the profits from the book are given to the Breast Cancer Research Fund and the Cancer Vixen Fund. The book is now being made into a film. Worldwide, breast cancer is the second most common cancer – after lung cancer.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
2007-63
type:
book
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Museum Purchase
status:
Permanent collection

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