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Cancer Patient Copes by Writing Books on Disease

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Cancer Patient Copes by Writing Books on Disease

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Cancer Patient Copes by Writing Books on Disease

Cancer Patient Copes by Writing Books on Disease

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Author James S. Olson wrote Bathsheba's Breast: Women, Cancer and History while suffering from cancer himself. He's now at work on a book about a famous cancer hospital, and says that writing about cancer somehow provides a distraction from his own health issues. Olson speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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