Looking back at breast cancer

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In a blog post for Women's Review of Books, Ellen Leopold writes about breast cancer memoirs from decades before breast cancer activism by women took hold. "It’s easy to forget that women’s writing about breast cancer is of relatively recent vintage. But until the 1970s, the disease was the exclusive province of medical men—and their textbooks," she writes.

Read her blog post, Writing About Breast Cancer: From Books to Blogs.

Leopold is the author of the recent book, My Soul is Among Lions: Pages from the Breast Cancer Archives.

Watch out on our website in the coming weeks for a review of Leopold's book, as well as two other related reviews of memoirs by Canadian breast cancer survivors.