Journalist Kate Pickert was 35 when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. As a health care reporter for TIME Magazine, Pickert had reported on the science of the disease, the treatments and statistics.
But she found her own understanding of breast cancer didn’t match up with her experience dealing with the disease. Those distinctions led her to one conclusion: what the public knows about breast cancer is outdated. Pickert brings the public up to speed with her new book titled “Radical: The Science, Culture, and History of Breast Cancer in America.”