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Truth About Cancer, The

02/15/2008

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Program
Truth About Cancer, The
Program Description

"The Truth About Cancer" is an intimate look at a vast field that draws upon filmmaker Linda Garmon's personal experience when her husband was diagnosed and died of cancer. The program examines the current cancer field, by documenting actual stories that unfold before the camera in the same hospitals and institutions where Garmon's husband was treated. The film follows a handful of patients, doctors, researchers and patient advocates in Boston over a six-month period. The documentary is followed by a 30-minute studio program that serves as the centerpiece of a much larger and far-reaching educational and outreach initiative.

Immediately following the 90-minute broadcast is a panel discussion hosted by Linda Ellerbee and including panelists Dr. Bernadine Healy, Dr. Ernie Bodai, Dr. Richard Payne and Dr. Paul Brenner. The program discusses living with cancer, managing the diagnosis, and cancer screening and prevention. See: Take One Step: A Conversation About Cancer with Linda Ellerbee

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Talk Show
Documentary
Topics
Medicine
Citation
Chicago: “Truth About Cancer, The,” 02/15/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D063A14E320748B2A3450E58A641C936.
MLA: “Truth About Cancer, The.” 02/15/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D063A14E320748B2A3450E58A641C936>.
APA: Truth About Cancer, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D063A14E320748B2A3450E58A641C936
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