Reclaiming Our Bodies After Cancer


with authors Catherine Guthrie and Amy Yelin

Millions of men and women receive cancer diagnoses every year. In nearly all cases, they are suddenly faced with a host of decisions about treatment ranging from surgery to chemotherapy and radiation. What every patient faces is a medicalizing of their bodies. They move from personhood to patienthood. And often, they have to battle to reclaim their own body from a potentially fatal disease, as well as from cultural perceptions of how they should look. Joining Steve Almond for this conversation will be Catherine Guthrie, author of the acclaimed memoir FLAT, a breast cancer survivor and advocate; and author Amy Yelin, a fellow survivor and native Arlingtonian. Meet at Arlington’s social hub, Kickstand Cafe, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington. Ticket price includes light refreshments.

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Kickstand Cafe
594 Mass Ave Arlington
Almond 5/23 - 5/23 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $20.00